Today’s forgiving journal: How do you treat yourself well? <3

Today’s forgiving journal is how do you treat yourself well? ❤

I did a Facebook live video this morning with a question, “How do you treat yourself as a blossom of love?”

I was inspired by a beautiful Rumi quote,

“That which God said to the rose,
And caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty,
He said to my heart,
And made it a hundred times more beautiful.”
~Rumi (Translated by Kabir Helminski and Camile Helminski from The Rumi Collection)


After I did the video, I got so moved by the creativity inside of me.  It was expressing my creativity that is MY way of treating myself well today.

My heart is so warm and open.  From this place, I’d like to do forgiveness.

I forgive myself for judging myself for buying into the misbelief that my creativity is shameful or bad. I forgive myself for judging myself as shameful or bad when I express myself creatively. I forgive myself for judging myself as anything less than a beautiful flower of the Beloved!!!

I let all of this go and I say this to myself, “I am love.”

I am so grateful for all of the chances that I get to love.  To be creative. And to treat myself really well.

I would love to hear your own ways of treating yourself as a blossom of love, and how expressing it inspires you to connect to the loving of your heart.

Please feel free to share in the comments below.  I love you.

Love, Debbie

ps – Here is the video I did on Facebook!!  Just posted to my YouTube channel. (Apologies that the sound cuts out a bit at the end 🙂 )




42 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: How do you treat yourself well? <3

  1. Wow Debbie, that is a really difficult question you’re asking me there! How do I treat myself, as a blossom of love? I actually don’t know an answer on it. But I’ll definitely be reading the comments on this particular blogpost, to get probably some inspiration from others. You really let me think about this subject, thank you for that. Wish you a lovely upcoming week!

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    1. Oh Anne, you are so welcome! I encourage you to tune into your heart – there is so much wisdom there. It could be something simple, like breathing or putting your hand on your heart as a way to treat yourself well. Or to sit with a good friend with a cup of tea (or coffee 🙂 ).

      I love that you are on this blog, Anne. I am doing a free intro on forgiveness this Friday and you are welcome to attend. It’s online! If you’d like to find out more just email me @ Blessings — Debbie

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  2. I try to notice the way I am internally talking to myself. I have a history of living with a critical voice and I making space today to listen to that voice, question it and speak kindly to myself.

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    1. Ali, this is absolutely beautiful. I am inspired to do the same! To listen to the voices that don’t serve me – give them love – and speak kindly to ME. Blessings, Ali. You are a shining inspiration. Going to check out your blog now for your poetry!

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  3. I’m currently looking after an elderly parent (my Dad) and one of the things that I’ve noticed is that I am teaching him to care once again (if ever!) for himself and with this delicate work, make sure not to stop caring for myself. Taking time to walk in nature yesterday gave me the gift to meet him each brand new day without expectations – thank you for reminding me to make sure I keep it up!

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    1. So many blessings to you, and to your Dad. ❤ These are beautiful ways to treat yourself well – nature is such a gift of love, isn't it? It is so important to take the time and space to be aware …. to step into our own self-loving … you are wise & caring, and I honor you! Lots of love – Debbie

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    1. Oh that sounds so delicious! Thank you for being here, you truly bring a lot of joy to this blog. Keep treating yourself well …. I see you doing nurturing walks, writing, reading and just having a good laugh. Lots of hugs from me — and blessings, Debbie

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    1. Jennie, this completely touched my heart. And to know that you see the goodness in you and your children is amazing! What a blessing to them, and to everyone in their lives. Not only is goodness all around, you are seeing it, and in so doing remind others. (Including me ❤ ) Thanks Jennie. Blessings, Debbie xo

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      1. Thank you, Debbie! Matisse said “Flowers are there for those who want to see.” Perhaps I say, “Goodness is there for those who want to see.” Blessings to you.

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  4. Hello dear Debbie!
    A very heartfelt post from you. Your creative side is clearly wishing to be seen and heard. I really hope you act on it… anyway you feel called to.
    For me, in response to your question, I’m now beginning to become my own best friend by listening to times I’m anxious or stressed and actually do something proactive about it. Thank you for your lovely post and video too… always great to see you.
    Have a wonderful week, lovely 🦋💜

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    1. Di, you are so courageous! Thank you for sharing your wisdom here on my blog. I learn a lot from you, and I also have a warm spot in my heart for you and your blog. 🙂 Keep listening deeply to yourself – it is so self-honoring and an act of love. Blessings, Debbie (and hugs)

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  5. I really received the love you are sharing here. To me, Forgiving is one of the most profound ways to express love because it can be challenging to do. I am learning to love and be patient with myself and my sweet humanness.

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    1. So true, Anne! I really hear you. Being patient … forgiving … learning to love yourself … God what great keys of treating ourselves well. Thank you, and thanks again for being on this blog. Your comments bring so much value. I love you, my friend -Debbie


    1. You are so awesome! I’m really glad that you came to visit, you brightened my blog. Wayne Dyer has a lot of wisdom, and so do you. Love your comment. Many blessings and take good care of YOU – Debbie 🙂

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  6. I really like this one Debbie! Whenever I align my chakras, I think about my heart chakra, and I very specifically begin with loving myself as a baby (who was abandoned, literally in an apartment bldg). I begin there and think on what I would’ve wanted as that baby, which is love and affection. This is how I treat myself as a blossom of love.

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    1. God. Kathy – thank you my friend for posting about your experience as a little girl. Seeing you loving yourself just touched me, and I am so glad that you are being sweet with yourself. I am sending you big love and affectionate hugs (and for your little girl too). Your courage is inspirational. And what a blessing that you are sharing it in your book. Many blessings my friend. ~Debbie

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    1. You are so welcome Maniparna – I am so glad you are here & that this post was helpful for you. Forgiveness truly comes in so many forms, it’s like a diamond with many blessed sides! Thank you for sharing, my friend. Love, Debbie ps – isn’t Rumi great? ❤

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  7. Your posts are always so open-minding and full of love Debbie! Thank you for sharing them, they let me think about topics that I don’t usually think about too much but after reading your posts I always realize how important it actually is! Thank you ❤

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    1. How beautiful! Lisa, you have such a sweet presence. Glad that this blog post got you thinking about how to treat yourself well. That is a blessing and makes my day.

      I’m hosting a free women’s online intro on forgiveness this Fri (4/7) from 12 – 1:30pm PDT. I’d like to invite you to attend, as it’s a way to continue paying attention to forgiveness, self-love and taking good care of yourself. If you’re available, how lovely. ❤ Here is the link to sign up:

      And completely fine if you're not interested! You are wonderful. Have a great rest of your week. ~Debbie


  8. I love your thoughts here Debbie. For me it’s about trying to be kinder to myself. Sometimes I am my own harshest critic. But I’m trying to change. Love and kindness to you. xo

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    1. Thank you so much Miriam. ❤ So glad this post was helpful for you. And what a gorgeous way to treat yourself well – to be kind. Wasn't it Mother Teresa who said that kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless."? I see that quality of kindness in you, Miriam. Love and blessings, my friend -Debbie

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