Today 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 The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge, Evanescent, or an experience that holds meaning for me. Krista, I am truly learning that love is inside of me.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is loving and accepting myself as I am.
I got really hurt feelings last night.
A person I love a lot didn’t want to stay on the phone with me, and I just got hurt. I didn’t realize it until later, and first I just wanted to call back and say something. Have you ever felt that way, like you just kept thinking of things to say? When I realized that I was doing this, I stopped. I took the time to center in my heart and asked what I really need.
Here’s what I got: accepting and loving myself exactly as I am.
I have been looking outside of myself so long for love, usually from men. I did it with my Dad, with my ex-husband, and with other partners. It is time to stop and say, enough.
The truth is, I am the only person who can give myself the love. And those men can never live up to the expectations that I’ve set on giving this love to me, it’s not their job.
So here I go.
I accept and love myself as I am. I know that I am beautiful. I know that I am whole and complete. I breathe in love, I breathe out love. I forgive myself for judging myself for any and all ways that I don’t accept and love myself exactly as I am. And I set myself free.
Last week, four bloggers contributed to Forgiving Fridays – beautiful posts!!
Maniparna of Scattered Thoughts wrote a gorgeous story on the kindness of true service.
Mary of HeartandSoul974 contributed an amazing post of how it feels to be kind to ourselves.
Pragalbha of Infinite Living gave us a poem (love her poetry) on the inner value of who she is.
Etta of Simple Etta D. shared the great value of forgiving in helping us go for what we want and living now.
For this week, I invite you to answer the following: How do you accept and love yourself What would you like to forgive? You could post a poem, or a photo that helps you to forgive, or a quote on forgiveness, and you can also simply say, “I forgive”. Whatever connects for 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!!