I apologize not because I am a weak person,
or because I am shy,
or powerless,
or  immature,
or poor.

I apologize not because it makes me less than I am…
I apologize because I am strong!
Because I believe in humanity
and because I have self confidence
and because I am sick of sin.

I apologize because my life is full of dreams
and because I want to see everyone happy
I apologize because apology is a way of ending hostility
and because my heart is full of love
and because I want to make the world a peaceful place —
A place full of love and forgiveness.

By Sitara

This work was supported by the Fetzer Institute.