By Billy Lee October 4, 2022
Dear Gage and Lexi,
I owe you a BIG APOLOGY. I sincerely apologize for THE WAY I YELLED at you
last week when you placed your feet on the dining table. I did not need to get ANGRY.
I should not have yelled like a BULLY. I was inconsiderate, unthoughtful, unwise, and
need to correct such improper quick eruptions. I better try to learn more from Nai Nai on
how to be a more LOVING Grand Parent.
I do care about you kids deeply and look forward to your coming to dinner again soon.
Love, Yeh Yeh
After I emailed this letter above, I felt really good – really happy that I was able to
Apologize Graciously. I think I learned to do this from my Andover-Yale Classmate,
George Rider, who recently wrote a gracious letter to apologize to another old
Classmate after 70 years. Apologies definitely release much stress, guilt, and
shame. Hopefully, it will patch up good feelings afterward.
I also wondered how we can best control our uncalled-for ERUPTIONS and UPSETS.