its something small, not a big deal but someone forgot to do something they said they would. (someone on the supervising committee, so yes there are power dynamics since i work for her). anyways, she apologized like a billion times, and i can tell she feels really bad about it…… i just want to put her at ease! and say i accept her apology, but i dont want to say "I accept your apology," i kind of want to be more casual/informal about it, because i feel that saying "I accept..." makes things weird power-wise. so how do i gracefully phrase my acceptance of her apology, without making myself a doormat" it's okay! you can break promises to me anytime and i wont ever be mad!" okay im starting to get sarcastic here, but u guys get the general idea.... help?