Today’s Forgiving Fridays: The Incredible Results of Forgiveness

Forgiving Fridays banner facebookToday is Forgiving Fridays & an opp for you to post about forgiveness – ANY DAY this week!  YAY! (See guidelines below ❤ ) It’s also my contribution to Frank of Dutch Goes the Photo’s Weekly Challenge, Travel.  Frank, I am traveling both to new inner places (my heart!) and outer (the beach with someone I love). Thank you for helping me to know it.

Today’s Forgiving Fridays is the incredible results of forgiveness.

A dear friend shared with me yesterday that she used to not like forgiveness, because she didn’t know what was on the other side.  Once she actually EXPERIENCED it, she got so much inner freedom that she wanted to do it regularly.

This really touched my heart, and it made me ask myself, “What do I get from forgiveness?”

Four bloggers shared last week  on their experiences with forgiveness!!

Di of Matters for the Heart wrote a gorgeous post on being really kind to that little one within (including acceptance and loving). contributed an amazing question for us, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? “

Nikki of Flying Through Water gave us a penguin pointer (love them) on the inner value of flowing in new directions.

Etta of Simple Etta D. shared the great value of forgiving what was and living now.

Thank you all so much. ❤

When I asked myself what I get from forgiveness, the answer is love.  A true, deep, open experience within of love.  Does that sound cliché?  OMG maybe it is!

One example of love for me is that I do these forgiving Fridays, and each week I share my heart with you.  My love is on every word that I write.  Opening my heart is a new experience in many ways, God how vulnerable it feels.  Time for forgiving:

I forgive myself for judging myself for forgetting that true love is always safe.

I forgive myself for judging myself as unworthy of expressing the joy of love.

And I forgive myself for judging others as anything less than love.

The truth is that we are all manifestations of love.  (I am pausing to breathe it in, please join me!)


My partner and I went to the beach this past weekend to create a fun banner for Forgiving Fridays.  I took a selfie of myself doing this, and he took a photo of me doing a selfie!  This is another example of love – the incredible joy of sharing it.  I am so grateful to this man, and I dedicate today’s Forgiving Fridays to him.

I love you.

Love, Debbie

Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:  

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  • 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!!


ps – Here’s a quote that for me inspires forgiveness …

The heart knows the truth, and it is through the heart

that we perceive Spirit. When the spiritual heart is open,

then the spiritual eye is opened. Then love flows back and forth,

and the Soul is awakened to its glory. You are in paradise even

though you live in this physical world.

The physical body will still express emotional and

mental qualities, but your energies, your direction,

and your upliftment come from the Soul.

And that, Beloved, is a beautiful place to live.

-John-Roger, Living Love from the Spiritual Heart

45 thoughts on “Today’s Forgiving Fridays: The Incredible Results of Forgiveness

  1. I love your collection of posts, and not because mine is one of them. 🙂 I looked up all of the others and found all of them very worthwhile reading. Your Forgiving Fridays blog is a great way to connect likeminded bloggers who might not find each other otherwise. Have a wonderful day, Debbie, and keep on collecting (and forgiving).

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    1. Oh thank you for sharing that! So glad you get value from these Forgiving Fridays blogs. I love connecting people, especially around forgiveness and awareness of our hearts (e.g., qualities like peace, love, compassion). The post each week are truly beautiful. Thank you again for your sharing – I really love what you write, it inspires me to open my heart. ❤

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  2. I love the Forgiving Fridays photo and also the other two. They have a lovely summer feel to them! For me, forgiving has taken a deep level of love. And having brought forward that deeper love, my own reserves of loving having increased. Pretty good!

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    1. Oh Anne, this is beautiful. Loving begets additional loving. What grace. I really appreciate you for all the ways that you extend your heart. Thank you. ❤ Have a blessed rest of your Forgiving Fridays!

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  3. Hello dear Debbie,
    Thank you for the beautiful introduction to the post and for allowing the opportunity to connect with like minded souls. I have already connected with my one life. today and will look forward to reading your other featured bloggers over the weekend.
    As always, your words of forgiveness in your post are gentle and beautiful.
    I’m honoured to be featured here.
    Thank you again lovely lady.
    Much love from Di 💜🦋

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      1. Debbie, I just went to it… that’s amazing to see my post complete with opening photo there in plain view. I cannot begin to tell you what this means to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, kind lady 🙏🏼💕💕

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      2. Oh Di, I am so touched. I think I’m going to cry!! I told my partner about you last night and how I shared your post. You have a beautiful voice & deserve to have it out there. Bless YOU, Di. Have a great day and week ahead. And pls feel free to contribute to Forgiving Fridays as much as you want, you are so welcome. ~Debbie

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      3. Well my lovely friend, I think it is I who has been blessed with the ‘Debbie magic’. Your encouragement is totally amazing and means such a lot.
        Thank you for telling your partner about me… that’s just a wow for me!
        I know I will always be welcome. Thank you. I have a few different directions in my mind for a few posts but don’t worry, I’ll be here on yours reading!
        With love and much gratitude,
        Di 🙋🏻💜💐 (and I hope you did let that tear flow if you felt like it!)

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      4. Oh Di, you are such a blessing.

        I don’t know if you’re aware of this, I do personal forgiveness coaching. I have some ideas for you and would be quite happy to offer you a complimentary session. This would entirely be my gift to you! There is so much about your sharing that is open and courageous, and I could see you getting great value from a talk together.

        Is this something you’d like to do? If yes, let’s set it up! (And either way is totally fine with me.)

        This session is completely my gift to you, Di, for all of the posts you’ve done and for the presence you bring to my blog personally and to all of us!
        Blessings, Debbie

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      5. Dear Debbie,
        That’s such a beautiful and kind offer…
        I didn’t realise you did this coaching. I’d be so interested in meeting you but one of us will have to be up in the middle of the night due to time zone differences!
        Yes, I have gained so much from reading other blogs and listening to podcasts so my intention has been to pay it forward.
        Thank you again for the kind offer dear Debbie… so the really short answer is… yes! 🌈🦋💕

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      6. Thank you dear Debbie🙏🏼
        I’ll email during the week. I’m so behind with reading and writing this week.
        I still truly appreciate your kind offer, thank you.
        Much love from Di 🙋🏻🌈💕💕

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    1. Oh, Frank, you got it! Thanks for the thanks 🙂 and for giving me a forum to share with your photo challenge. It’s so excellent.
      Hope you are enjoying Italy (how could you not?!) and have a wonderful, safe trip home. ~Debbie

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    1. You said it, Kathy. Funny, I’m writing a speech for a possible TedX talk, and that’s one of the things I touched on – the potential of forgiveness to create a new way of being with one another.
      Sending you so much loving, Debbie

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    1. OMG, Xenia, I did! It was a really beautiful afternoon – my partner is a photographer, and a part of the fun was the connection we are sharing with each other. Sending you and your beautiful dogs so much love and blessings, Debbie

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  4. I think I commented on this post on FB but I will comment again as part of Frank’s photo challenge. Debbie you are a beacon of light in our blogging community and you sure look happy by the ocean. A great post. x

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    1. Oh Brigid, thank you! You can comment on my posts anytime. 🙂 I am a mirror for YOU, Brigid – you are a beacon of light in our blogging community. I really appreciate you.

      I was so happy by the ocean! My partner is a photographer, and we had such a peaceful and fun time together that day. 🙂 Thanks for reminding me of that.
      Blessings to you Brigid, and a happy day and week. Debbie

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  5. Hi Debbie, I’ve linked my post “An Unforgettable Hotel Experience” with this episode of #ForgivingFridays. Kindly ckeck ❤

    You are looking happy and fabulous in the pictures…. and, you are right, forgiveness is a simple way to love. Thanks for sharing all the amazing words and pictures…stay blessed…<3 🙂

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    1. So wonderful, Maniparna! I’ve got it. I completely love your post! The customer service that your husband experienced is top-notch. I’m learning a lot about how service is a blessed act of loving…. and so easy when I give freely and without condition.

      Thanks for your sweet comments. I love that you are here. Will share your post in my next Forgiving Fridays blog! ❤


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