Today’s forgiving journal is about what forgiving is for me.
I went to the liberty bell yesterday. As I was walking through the exhibit, I saw a sign for a “fun room”. I figured I needed to check that out!
Turns out that it’s a room for kids. There are stickie notes available for kids to write what liberty means for them, and they can put it right up on a big white poster with all the other kids’ stickies. I did one too. I wrote, “Liberty means to me love and acceptance of all.”
This is so much of what forgiving is for me … when I forgive, it is an inner act of love and acceptance of all …..
And what I’m aware of is how grouchy I am as I’m writing this blog! I just realized that today is the day I’m meeting with someone about next steps on where I’m living, and I’m scared. What a great opportunity to practice love and acceptance, right?
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for not wanting to experience fear and upset.
2 – Letting go: I let go of all this judgment into the Light, and I am simply present with me.
3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for honoring myself enough to REALLY come present to what was going on inside of me and to be my own best friend. I am grateful for the liberty of love and acceptance.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest acts of coming present … of seeing the Light within darkness … of love and acceptance of all … that can change an entire day.
When I write love and acceptance of all, I am aware that it starts inside. I have a lot to learn about that, and sharing this journey with you is a gift.
Wouldn’t it be cool to create a virtual space for all of us to put up stickies on “What Forgiving Means to Me…” ? ❤
I love you.
ps – here’s another blog post on light within darkness for more support!
Note: this post is my contribution for Dutch Goes the Photo’s challenge, Light. OK Frank, so I realize I didn’t capture how the Light plays on images. What I did capture is these kids’ stickies and the presence of Light represented by each note. It was truly awe inspiring to look at the poster … like a wall of Light in myriad colors.