Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Join with fellow bloggers & post about forgiveness ANY DAY this week! You can post about your body like I did, or relationship, or you can even post something that opens you to love it. Anything that opens you to forgive. (See guidelines below ❤ )
***This post is my contribution for Frank’s Challenge, Steps & Nikki’s Creative Prompt, Persevere. Frank and Nikki, I am taking my steps to take care of myself – I may not be singing joy today and I am persevering because I love myself. It’s also my sharing for The Daily Post, Snack.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is struggling with my body today.
Well, for Forgiving Fridays last week, I said how I was committing to writing in my journal each day with my food and forgiveness (how’s that – a “food and forgiveness” journal?!)
I’m happy to report that I’m doing it. Every day, I am writing down each meal that I eat, and I am doing forgiveness and sometimes even saying I love myself. Right now, I’ve hit a snag. I feel really full.
It’s easy for me to say I want to stop restricting food – and it’s another thing to tolerate the experience of my stomach being bigger. Does anyone else relate to this?
I want to be really real in this journal, and what’s present right now is wanting to escape. So I’m just going to get quiet for a moment to be with myself. (pause) Time for forgiveness:
I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling really fat.
What is underneath that?
I forgive myself for judging myself as unlovable.
That fits better.
One of the big reasons I went into forgiveness work is because I had an eating disorder and have worked my process SO MUCH to get to a place of loving myself. Right now, I’m not feeling it. And do you know what? That is ok. I’m so committed to continuing to eat well – and writing in this journal. For today, this is love.
I am grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays. I learn so much from you! Here are this week’s contributions:
Etta of Simply Etta D. gave us a beautiful invitation to know we deserve happiness.
Stella of Giggles and Tales shared fantastic tips on how to look at pain and open our hearts.
And from last week (just in case you missed them!) ….
Myonelife.today wrote an exquisite post on healing her relationship with her dad as he was dying.
Nikki of Flying Through Water shared a courageous post on her willingness to forgive in a new way!
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy wrote a beautiful blog with a video quotes on forgiving from our hearts.
I love you.
Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:
- Every day is Friday! Do a post today or anytime this week.
- Be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Write a poem, take a photo, post a quote, share your story … what opens your heart?
- Tag your post with #ForgivingFridays
- Create a pingback link to this post so I can find you. ❤
- Have fun – you are awesome!!