A desire for peace, harmony, or reconciliation. Regret or remorse. Self-righteousness.
Making an apology can mean you feel guilty or that you owe someone an apology, or it could represent a real-life apology you've made or are thinking about.
Someone else apologizing to you can mean you feel that person feels guilty or you feel that they owe you an apology, or or it could represent a real-life apology you've received or would like to receive.