Today’s forgiving journal: Owning my gifts

Today’s forgiving journal is about owning my gifts.

I went to a networking breakfast this morning. Afterward, I spoke with a lovely young intern, who asked me what I did. I told her about my forgiving center idea, and she asked if I teach people to forgive.

I quickly replied that I don’t teach people, that each of us has all the wisdom we need to forgive. I just provide information, tools, and a loving space to help us along the way. Forgiving comes from within.

As I was leaving, I happened upon the moderator, a gifted woman from a well-known NYC media station. We spoke about my story on forgiving. I gave her my card, and she said she’d check it out when she got back to the office.

I walked away and started crying. I was so moved to express the gifts inside of me. I am willing to shout about forgiving from the rooftops, or from a NY media station 🙂 . I am aware that I didn’t think I was good enough to do this. It is not true – I AM good enough to do this.

Time for my forgiving process:Muhammed Ali Owning my Gifts June 14 2016

1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for denying my own gifts.

2 – Letting go: I let go of any and all limiting beliefs that hold me back from expressing my heart.

3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for my gift of connecting with people. I am grateful for my gift of compassion. I am grateful for my willingness to stand in my strength.


I’ve heard someone say, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

Well, I truly believe that we are each our own teachers, and I am ready to share how my heart lives.

I love you.

Love, Debbie

ps – feel free to share your forgiving stories on “Forgiving Forum” — it’s my new Facebook group…we’re all welcome.

13 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: Owning my gifts

  1. Oh Debbie, Thanks for this , Truly great experience, great share , Big thanks for – brillant

    Love this ” “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”” love the whole piece, touched my heart. Big hug of thanks – Bella

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  2. That sounds like a momentous occasion for you. I know that feeling, that release of all the worry and guilt that you should be doing more. That your gifts have been pushed to the wayside for too long. Now that you’ve noticed them, dusted them off and are talking to them, only great things will happen!

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  3. I love this Debbie! It’s terribly difficult for some of us to believe in ourselves the way we encourage others to believe in themselves. I’m one of those people so this really touched me. Well done and you should be very proud of all your gifts. ❤

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    1. Oh thank you Nikki! This wasn’t the easiest post for me to write, and in fact I’m still struggling with some judgment about myself. I guess that’s why I’m writing a forgiving journal! Practice is a blessing. I am sending Light and loving to you and all of your gifts. 🙂

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