Anyone out there who has siblings knows how easily they can get under your skin, and vice versa.

Last week, I got into a big time argument with my sister—an argument in which I was a jerk and didn’t even realize it until after the fact. Usually after big time arguments like that one, I just wait a few days or weeks to let the storm cool down, then calmly insert myself back into the mix.

This one was different. I woke up the next day knowing I had wronged her and knowing I had to do something about it. So I called her up and did something I usually don’t do: I apologized. I did not try to explain myself and why I felt I was wronged as well. I did not sit there and wait for any counter-apology. I just humbled myself and said I was sorry. It was hard and it was uncomfortable, but it was worth it. My sister forgave me and reminded me that she loved me despite my faults. I love you too big sis.

How about you? When was the last time you wronged someone? Did you apologize? Do you need to? It’s NEVER too late.