Sometimes in life, you may make mistakes. You may make that mistake at a time when you did not know better, without thinking who it may affect, or maybe you made that mistake knowing that indeed you would be hurting someone else. Whatever your state at that time, if you have recognized your mistake and you genuinely make steps to correct it, you would be redeemed. There may be people who you have hurt. Whether it was 10 years ago, or 10 days ago, do your duty and reach out to make amends. It may be that the person forgives you, or they may make you feel worse and remind you of what they think about you. There may be people who tell you that you are not their caliber of friend. Whatever the statements, give your apology with your whole heart, and move on.
We live in a society where hate, envy and strife wants to dominate. Society does not want forgiveness and love to rule. It may be the opinion of others that you are no good, stupid, deceitful, grimy, dumb or unproductive. I say to you today, YOU ARE NOT THE OPINION OF OTHERS! Own your fault, correct it, make amends and MOVE ON.
If you are still not received, yes, you may feel bad, but hear this, you are making room for a better friendship. Be sure to take your time and change from the inside out. Analyze every thought before you take action on it. Don't let cycles repeat themselves to give anyone a reason to point fingers.
Know today that you are beautiful, strong, fearless, intelligent, resourceful and BLESSED!