Actions speak louder than words.
We can apologize over and over,
But if our actions don't change,
The words become meaningless.
One to the things that I try most to teach my children is that sorry, isn't always good enough. Sometimes, it is too easy to say "I'm sorry". It comes too quickly to our lips. It is as if the words can heal all by themselves. Now, I don't want anyone to think that they should never say "sorry". The difference is that we need to mean it. We need it to matter enough that we will do whatever we can to show that it matters. We have to act upon the "I'm sorry", we can't just let it go.
Words have a lot of power. However, by themselves, a word is just a word. It is when they are stung together in a story that lets us know what they really mean. It is when our actions show our love that our words really start to matter.