This is my contribution to #ForgivingFridays – please join me everyone (guidelines below)! It’s also my sharing for Dutch Goes the Photo’s Challenge, Morning. Frank, mornings are teaching me a lot about how to slow down and really choose love – including on my birthday! Thank you so much.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Do It In Love.
I am asking folks to contribute your experiences with forgiveness for Forgiving Fridays, and I realize that somewhere inside of me, I got lost to doing forgiveness in love. To REALLY slow down and show up inside of myself, in great compassion for myself as I am.
I had two wonderful teachers this past week. Simply Etta D. shared about the importance of truly pausing in our lives. Following Him Beside Still Waters wrote about forgiving, forgetting, and moving forward.
Both of these posts illustrate the power of forgiveness as a profound tool for being still, for pausing, and for consciously saying to ourselves, “I love you”. Thank you so much – great blogs!
I am struggling with how I express myself. I just had a run in with a colleague, and I kept repeating myself because I felt like she was wrong. (God I was just going to write something else, and you know, that sums it up!) That’s such a question for me: How do I communicate with someone who doesn’t see things like I do? What a question for the world.
Time for forgiving:
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for making my colleague wrong. I forgive myself for judging myself as bad for expressing my point of view.
2 – Letting Go: Wow, do I let this one go. We are all doing the best we can, and that includes me.
3 – Gratitude: I am so grateful and honored to be able to learn how to communicate in love. How do I do all things in love? I love this as an intention!
This week, I celebrated my birthday. One of the things I did in the morning was to go for a run and get my favorite cup of tea. I did this even though I thought I “should” go back to work. And this morning, I went back downstairs and said to my colleague that I was learning how to communicate in loving. I did this even though I thought I was “right”. She thanked me, and I kissed her on the cheek.
Sometimes, just taking a pause to do things differently – to do things in LOVE – can open up the doorway to SUCH acceptance, peace and compassion. It reminds me that forgiveness starts inside.
I invite you to join me in Forgiving Fridays, however that love and compassion expresses itself inside of YOU.
I love you.
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 inspire forgiving inside you.
- Tag your post with #ForgivingFridays (here’s a great WordPress article about 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!!