We Cause As Much Pain By Taking Offense, As By Giving It

When you say or do something someone takes offense with; you are on the giving side of toxic words or deeds. You carry some of the toxic energy from those words or that action. When you are aware of your unkind words or deeds, you need to forgive your Self and apologize to the recipient. It goes without say, the recipient has a responsibility to him/herself to avoid taking offense.