Whilst we all strive to be the most perfect individuals that we can be, regrettably, and unavoidably, we will all have times where saying sorry is just the right thing to do. In fact, at times it is the right thing to do even if we don’t believe we are in the wrong!
So, when it comes to that genuine apology, is it enough just to say the words with sincerity, or does the addition of a gift make the apology that much sweeter to swallow?
Admit it – if you’ve landed on this blog then you really are a lover of chocolates, and the chances are that if you’re searching on Confectionately Yours, then handmade is where it’s at in your Chocolatier inspired world. Sweet and creamy, or dark and bitter, chocolate’s overwhelming success isn’t purely down to taste alone.
Scientists have long known that eating chocolate releases endorphins and serotonin, things that help us feel happier with the world, meaning that saying sorry with chocolate may be more of an assured bet and less of the hopeful gamble that you thought it was. Also, as chocolate contains caffeine with its stimulating properties, eating it is likely to make us feel more alert, awake and potentially more receptive to that genuine, heartfelt apology that is about to be delivered.
But whilst chocolate may be a great choice of apology gift, remember that nothing takes the place of looking someone genuinely in the eye and letting them know that you have royally messed up and never, ever meant to do so. The personal apology always has to be the number one priority, with chocolate a very, very worthy number two.
Feeling an apology coming on?
Our Gifts and Occasions section has plenty of ideas for warming their heart and making them see that accepting your apology is the right and honourable thing to do.