Today’s Forgiving Journal: Voting for Love

This is my contribution for Frank of Dutch Goes The Photo’s weekly challenge, street.  Frank, I found a very unique “street” in one of the most gorgeous parks of the world, and I’m bravely walking it with love.

I’m on my way to Colorado for a retreat.  It all happened really fast, and given all that I have to “do”, it doesn’t make logical sense.

And I’m doing it for the love of a partner …. we’re driving from L.A. and it’s a trip of my heart.

I almost didn’t go, and then I realized that life ALWAYS happens, and that I’ll likely have a lot to do.

So if I don’t go now, when would I?  I’m really opening my heart, and it feels so vulnerable and beautiful all at the same time.

Time for forgiving:

1 – I forgive myself for judging myself as too busy to be with my partner. I forgive myself for judging myself for using busy-ness as something to hide behind and avoid fully living.

2 – I let all my concerns about love go into the Light, and I affirm that I am love & really beautiful. And I am always safe to love.

3 – I am so grateful to have this blog to share my forgiving process.  It is such a space of healing – thank you all so much.


We’re currently in Zion and leaving tomorrow for our next adventure.  I took a photo as we started on our very first hike.  Here I am, courageously taking my steps with confidence, knowing that the love – well, it starts inside of me.

I love you!

Love, Debbie


ps – here’s a poem I wrote at a waterfall on one of our hikes:

Peer Over the Edge

Oh as I hiked +

saw the cliff’s

edge, I

got so


Worse than this

fear of death,

is what, oh

what does happen

each each

each time I

judge. Crying out, once

again to find

solace. Beloved it

is not out

there, no speak

the words,

“I choose to

love.” Speak

the words,

“I chose to

love.” And

speak the words, “I am

the love.” Ah,

now the peek

is eternity.

(For-give now.)

-D. Roth


46 thoughts on “Today’s Forgiving Journal: Voting for Love

  1. Hello dear Debbie,
    I agree you absolutely had to go and explore… so glad you were kind to yourself and just went with it.
    Enjoy the trip and thank you for a lovely share here.
    May you find many blessings on your trip. Hugs from Di 🙋🏻💕

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    1. Oh, Di. Thanks so much. The blessings are abounding on this trip. So many awarenesses on how to accept, how to love, and how to share my heart and be open in my communication from that place.

      Sending you ever so much love, Di. Did you know that you are amazing? 🙂 I vote for love for you!
      Good week ahead, Di. xoxo
      Love and peace,

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      1. Hello gorgeous Debbie,
        What a beautiful message and thank you for your very kind words.
        I’m so happy for you… it’s made the trip all the more worthwhile. And so many new topics for your lovely blog I’m sure.
        Sending love in return dear Debbie 💐💜

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      1. So true, Letisha! And I’m also aware that I gained a lot of insight about the things I need to do just by taking this trip. What a virtuous cycle. So lovely to hear from you, Letisha. Have a wonderful weekend, and sending you blessings. ~Debbie

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  2. Debbie, what a fun blogpost to read on this Monday afternoon for me! I love that you took the adventure and I really hope you enjoy the trip! I think you look so good and happy on that picture you made of yourself. I think you’re totally true, life happens and we have to take all the opportunities we get to make life more exciting and fun! Wish you a wonderful week and a wonderful trip! My blessings go to you, Anne

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    1. Oh Anne thank you! It was a holiday here in the States yesterday! So glad this post touched you. I really am so grateful to know you. Wishing you much love and peace this coming week. I’ll keep writing on my trip later on Friday!! Celebrating you Anne

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    1. ps – I just wanted to mention Lacey that you are welcome to contribute a post to Forgiving Fridays! It can be anything that inspires you to forgive – either a new post or one that you’ve already done. All you need to do is include #ForgivingFridays in your tags & a pingback to my most recent Forgiving Fridays post. Here’s the link if helpful! ( Lots of blessings to you Lacey and to your family ❤


      1. I will for sure. I have some old wounds that keep getting reopened and it’s still too hard to visit. But I may have on older post in mind that would work.

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      2. That sounds great Lacey. It’s funny because I’m also present to some old wounds that need some revisiting. I may do a blog post about it today, or at least starting to delve in. Lacey I am sending so much Light and love to you. You are so courageous. Love, Debbie

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  3. Hooray for being spontaneous!! So glad you decided to just go make the trip. You’re right Debbie– normal life will be waiting for us when we get back! Hope it’s a beautiful time– sounds like a great start! take care as you drive friend… hugs!

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    1. It is such a good time, Rhonda. I learned so many things from taking this trip with my partner, especially about loving myself and him unconditionally. I am also having a really playful time – a super important quality for me!!! You’re such a sweetheart. Thanks for your ever encouraging and caring comments. Have an amazing weekend, and hugs. xo


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