Today’s forgiving journal: Not taking things so seriously

Today’s forgiving journal is about not taking things so seriously.

Well, guess what? I took things way too seriously today!! My yogi tea bag Enjoy Every Moment May 25 2016this morning said, “The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment.” I had a feeling at that moment that this was going to be a tough day (i.e., I would need the reminder!)

Throughout the day, when I was feeling pressure …. or irritable …. or like I just didn’t want to go on … I reminded myself to enjoy every moment, and I did my very best. I am realizing how much of this life, when things get tough, is about just pausing and making a choice to look at things differently, and to just keep practicing that again and again.

Here’s a good time to say: I am so grateful to myself for practicing. I am really courageous, and I did it!

Time for my forgiving process:
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling like I couldn’t keep it together today. I forgive myself for judging myself as a bad friend and an even worse coworker. I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling very dramatic and shameful about that.
2 – Letting Go: Oh BOY do I let all of this go to the living love presence that works with me, walks with me, accepts me, and loves me exactly as I am. And I let it go one more time just to be sure. 🙂
3 – Gratitude: I am so grateful for this forgiving process for always being a support for me. I am grateful for all the friends who called me today. I am grateful for one of my dearest friends who sounded so grateful that I called. Thanks for that.

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You know, when life gets tough, that’s a great moment to say: “I choose to love.” And to forgive.

I love you! I am so grateful for all of you, our forgiving team (is that strange? I see it!!) …..




Not Taking Things So Seriously May 24 2016

6 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: Not taking things so seriously

  1. Yes! Thank you for this blog, Debbie. I was just doing that – worrying about my life and telling myself that this kind of focus does not help at all. So I forgive myself for judging myself as unsuccessful and a failure in my own life. This is my life, it’s not anyone else’s so it’s up to me to live it with as much joy as I can. Gratitude is now present. I am taking some deep breaths and thanking God for giving me this opportunity to stop and appreciate.

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    1. Hi Daniel, this is beautiful! One of the greatest things I appreciate is how you come back to your gratitude so quickly. What a blessing. And hey, what is “success” anyway? 🙂 Sending you much love and Light on your journey of discovery. xo


  2. You write “…making a choice to look at things differently…” How blessed you are to understand this essential truth. You HAVE created a ‘Forgiving Team’! This journal has appeared in my life as I explore my own issues around forgiveness.

    Who needs it, finds it. (por moi)

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