Today’s forgiving journal: The Beauty of different perspectives

Today’s forgiving journal is about the beauty of different perspectives.

I am aware of how much I can get caught in my head.

One thing that really helps me is to take a different look at the thing that has got my mind in a spin.  Whew, it just helps me breathe, and relax.

I decided to do today’s forgiving journal via photography – there are a lot of ways to experience forgiving, right?  Also – Frank of Dutchgoesthephoto has a great weekly challenge, and this week’s was flowers!  So thank you Frank for helping me with today’s forgiving focus!!!

So I looked at this pink flower from two different perspectives, one far away where you can see the whole bush & the other on a close up shot so you can see all the details of the flower.

What I get when I look at these is how drawn I am to the close up.  Sometimes, I get overwhelmed when I see too much context, and focusing on one thing helps me to see the beauty of what’s right in front of me. I’m also aware that I was drawn as well to take a photo of the whole bush – that just seeing the one flower isn’t quite enough, I really do want to see the whole picture.

flowers 1 June 5 2016

flowers 2 June 5 2016

Time for forgiving!:

1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for fighting against the way that I naturally process information.  I forgive myself for judging that there is one right way to access beauty.

2 – Letting go: I come into the JOY of the beauty of these flowers & the fun of the photography!!  And I let all the judgment about beauty especially go into the Light for the highest good.

3 – Gratitude: I am so grateful for taking photos of these flowers.  I am so grateful for how much I show up in my own creative flow. I am so grateful for the friends I have who show me so much about beauty.


Thank you, to all of my friends and bloggers I follow, for showing me how to be creative!!  You truly inspire me.

And blessings to all of us in our creative expression and how that helps us access forgiving.

I love you.



26 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: The Beauty of different perspectives

    1. Thank you, Nikki! You know, I’m not sure! They are in the garden of the place I work (called the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, how heavenly is that?!) I can probably find out… I’ll get back to you. ❤


  1. Such gorgeous flowers Debbie. They look so hardy and yet also so fragile, much like our own souls when we’re in the midst of discovering and forgiving ourselves. Lovely post. xo


  2. Yesterday we had a talk and the speak spoke on the the topic we selected why forgive. She was so powerful. When we forgive , we let go , we stop being the victim and we feel freedom and joy. She said, we have to let the pain come out and work through it and sit in a quiet place connect with the divine, to journal and to work it through ourselves. We should resist the temptation picking up the phone and sharing it, as we make the pain bigger, and its hold become greater and we never resolve it , we just push it under again. Things come to us to be resolve and we need the courage to resolve it. Anyway – it was an hour and half talk, one day I need to write up my version of it, as i really connected with it. The best thing I can share here is Nelson Mandela – we know his story and we know he forgave. Why – so he could live a free live and not be a victim. No one but I can control my mind and what I think.

    Perspective – Totally, change the perspective, change the thought we can either smile or cry. Choose to smile.

    Love your post always.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this, I get the power of forgiving for you! Sending you so much love and blessings as you continue on your path of forgiveness. It is truly a journey of compassion, courage, and more, isn’t it? 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of your day.

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  3. Beautiful flowers. Sometimes I am at a lose for words when I read certain blogs and this is one of those times. Different, unique. 😊

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  4. one of the best self-nurturing things you can do is to gift yourself flowers – whether you grow them your own fine self or just pick them up at the store. Lovely.

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