Restorative & Solution-Focused Gratitude & Apology Letter Guidelines For Loves Ones Page 2


Hawai‘i Friends of Justice & Civic Education
Please know I will never do anything similar again, to you or to anyone else. I am determined to deal differently
with similar situations in the future. In the future, in similar situations, instead I will: [Describe what you will do
different in the future]
I wish there was a way for me to try and make up for what I did to you. If you have any ideas for how I might
repair the harm I caused, I will try my best to do it. One possibility I thought of is: [Describe what you might do to
make it up to the person you have hurt]
I am also willing to listen to you and meet with you in person to discuss this situation too if you wish. Please let me
know if you want to meet, or if there is anything else I can do to make things right.
You are free to accept or reject this apology. I have wronged you and I don't want you to feel any pressure from
me to accept my apology. That is a different matter and totally up to you.
Yours sincerely [or love, aloha, etc. & your name]
[sign your name & if you’re incarcerated and it is a serious case, ask someone who works at the prison to
please sign the letter stating:
“I have read this letter and believe it is written sincerely.” Also ask that person to call the harmed person
and ask for permission to mail them the letter – do not risk inflicting further harm to anyone.]
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