Today’s Forgiving Fridays is not needing to prove myself.
Each Friday is #ForgivingFridays (yay) – an invitation for you to take action to forgive and post about it on your blog, or on Facebook or other social media.
Last week, two bloggers joined me in #ForgivingFridays. Di of Matters for the Heart wrote beautifully about autumn leaves and how they help her connect with forgiveness – and self-love. RGS of Wild Rover Travels contributed a powerful video of a woman opening to love in the midst of loss. Thank you both.
Your blogs are shining examples of loving and forgiveness. 🙂
My contribution today for #ForgivingFridays has to do with a really old pattern of thinking – that I need to prove myself. Here’s an example. I’m in a coaching program, and I was looking up to one of the facilitators. I wanted to prove how “good” I was to her. This is just one example of the many small and big ways I look outside myself every day.
It hurts. And it’s time to forgive.
I forgive myself for judging myself for looking outside myself for love. I forgive myself for buying into the belief that any of us are truly better or worse than anyone else!
I let this go into the Light and I smile and say, “I am love”. Self-love is where it starts.
I am grateful to do this 3-step forgiving process every day. It is my solid foundation.
I am grateful for being able to share love with you. It opens my heart.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about grace. What does grace mean to you? Do you need to “believe” in God to experience and know it? All I know inside is that grace has to do with love and how forgiving invites it in – and I am willing to go for it!
What’s your contribution for Forgiving Fridays? I encourage you to share it! You could post a story on forgiveness, poetry, photography, video, etc – whatever inspire forgiveveness for you.
You could also simply say, “I forgive”. And invite in the love.
I love you.
ps – this is my contribution to Frank’s weekly photo challenge, Forward. Frank, I’m letting go of needing to prove and moving forward into love, into grace, and to a whole lot of fun.
Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:
- Every day is Friday! Do a post today or anytime this week.
- Free free to be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Whatever inspires forgiving for you.
- Tag your post with #ForgivingFridays (if helpful, here’s a simple WordPress article on tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post. This way, I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week.
- Have fun creating your own form of forgiving, of loving YOU!!