The power of telling someone 'I'm sorry' is well beyond the two short words.
The words also say, 'I take ownership of my actions.' They say, 'I care about your feelings.' They say, 'I want things to be better.' They say, 'I've thought about what I said/did/didn't do and decided my pride is less important than truth.'
It takes courage to say 'I'm sorry,' but seizing the opportunity is cathartic and always leads to inner peace, regardless of the external response to the apology.
Apologizing is about the action of stepping up to the plate, not about anticipating the response.
Today, if you need to tell someone in your life 'I'm sorry,' do so grounded in right action and welcome the serenity that flows from that right action."