Today’s forgiving journal is being gentle when things hurt.
I came face-to-face today with something I did in the past that I’m not proud of.
I am sad, and grieving, and also accepting and honoring myself and the other person involved.
I’m learning a lot about taking responsibility for myself. What I’m most present to right now is the opportunity to love myself, to forgive, and to do things differently.
We also have a sharing on forgiving from Anne Naylor, who is both a dear friend and a partner to me in this forgiving project. Thank you Anne for your courage, for your wisdom, and for your immense loving heart.
What is forgiving to you?
Connecting to my heart and letting go.
What helps you to forgive?
Loving generosity to myself, empathy with myself and others, kindness and compassion for the humanness we all share.
Do you have a story about forgiveness that you’d like to share? Please do!
My story of forgiveness concerns the time I was going through a divorce, very challenging. I blamed myself for creating hurt in my then husband. I blamed myself for “not making the marriage work”. I initiated the vision that 15th March be celebrated annually and globally as International Forgiving Day. Each 15th March for 10 years,I experienced the gentle power of forgiving deepen and grow. That however heinous my judgements, there is a power of love so much greater that heals and restores and blesses me.
What can you start doing right now to help you forgive?
Relax and be patient. Let go and let God. See the funny side of life and have a good laugh. I do not need to take myself so seriously. At all times, I am doing the best I know at the time. When I know better, I do better. Grace is always present, for myself and others.
Thank you again, Anne. You are a blessing.
I am so grateful to share in this journey with you all. I love you.