Today’s forgiving journal: When life throws you a curve

Today’s forgiving journal is about when life throws you a curve.

I’m in Philadelphia right now, checking it out as a potential place to live.  I had no idea that this possibility was even on the radar for me until about a week ago.  In fact, I once said that I didn’t want to move here.

What I’m present to is the sweetness of being in this community.  It’s a little suburb outside of Philly that has such a sense of family – it’s like being in a bowl of love.

I’m also present to this harsh place inwardly that judges my enthusiasm and tells me that I am going to make a wrong decision.  There’s not a lot of wiggle room in this place and it hurts.

Time for forgiveness:

1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for separating from my loving when I’m making  a decision or looking at something new.

2 – Letting Go: I let go of the criticalness, the doubt, the rigidity, and the need to justify myself to anyone.  Just let it go into the loving presence of the Universe so that I can walk free.

3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for the freedom to check out what locations suit me.  I am grateful for the growing strength I have to keep centered in my knowing. I am grateful for coming back to the love more quickly.


When life throws us a curve (like Philly), I am taking my steps with confidence, knowing that I am choosing love every step of the way.  Whether I move or stay, there is nothing more important than giving myself this loving and reminding myself that I am bigger than any choice.

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As I was walking in the suburb today, I saw a gorgeous bridge, painted by members of the community.  It reminded me that forgiveness is a bridge to grace.  And as it curves around the bend, I just follow the way into ever more loving.

I love you!

Love and Light,


ps – this post is my contribution to Frank’s photo challenge this week, “Curves” – both in the analogy of Philly and in the beauty of the bridge’s curves.

32 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: When life throws you a curve

  1. Your courage is on display again! I love the thought, “I am bigger than any choice”. Sometimes I find myself hesitant when confronted with a choice for fear of making the ‘wrong’ decision, imagining I will lose something, instead of gaining something. Fabulous how life presents us with opportunities by throwing us a curve! Curves are special as we can’t always see what’s around the bend. No matter which way you choose, you’ve opened yourself up to new possibilities and opportunities.

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  2. love that– “forgiveness is a bridge to grace.” a beautiful and motivating thought. We’ll be waiting to hear what you decide about the move… Hope and pray you have clarity and find the place God wants you to live and serve. take care blog friend. xo

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