Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for YOU to share about forgiveness & post about it ANY DAY this week! You can post a poem, a quote, or a photo (or even a short story like one of this week’s contributors), or you can write about what happens when you “take the road less traveled” like I did. Or simply do a post with two words, “I Forgive”. (See guidelines below )
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is to Take the Road Less Traveled. 🙂
One of the deepest prayers I have for forgiveness is that we on this planet choose it more of the time. I envision a planet where peace is possible, where we speak to ourselves and each other in kindness.
This may seem far-fetched, and I still hold for it. What if the word “forgiveness” becomes more popular in the media than “war” or “conflict”? And if I REALLY truly want this, I need to walk my own talk.
Forgiveness starts inside. It starts with me, choosing to love the people I’m upset with, to love MYSELF when I do something I’m not happy with. Today, I forgive myself for judging!!!!
I’m aware that a part of me doesn’t want to get free. If I truly forgive, and I’m not distracted by judgment, who would I be?
I’ve been scared of that answer, and right now, on this #ForgivingFridays, I commit to living in the truth, the peace of who I am, and to touch to others in that love.
Just saw Wonder Woman. The thing that really got me is when she had the choice to kill a woman who had killed so many. She decided not to, she said, “It’s not about deserving.” It’s about the love. To me, that’s forgiveness.
I went to a mall the other day, just to connect and share about forgiveness. Maria and her son stopped and talked with me. She told her son that she wants to forgive, and he wants to know his mom. To me, that’s peace.
Today, for ForgivingFridays, I reach out my hand & invite you to join me as I ask myself “What can I forgive?” When I listen for the answer, I hear just how much I feel unloveable today. Right now, I forgive myself for judging myself for forgetting that I am love.
Just for today, I let go of my judgments and travel the road of forgiveness.
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 listen to others to really understand (a key to forgiveness!).
Judith of Nature Knows Best wrote a stunning piece on how her mom’s death helped her forgive what she thought was “wrong”.
Pragalbha of Infinite Living contributed a wonderful poem that inspires her to freedom.
Stella of Giggles & Tales shared a story on the palm tree to illustrate the powerful ways we can make a difference to people.
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy did a grounding practice to nurture and restore herself in Brooklyn NY!
A Mindful Traveller created a fantastic post with keys for visiting Cinque Terre in Italy, including being grateful for the little things in life.
And in case you missed it from last week 🙂 :
Emily of Zombie Flamingos did a post on her cat Elliot. She takes great kitty photos, and we shared how the beauty of her photography is a powerful form of forgiveness and letting go.
I wrote a poem on peace called “Surrender to Now”. I’d love for you to read it, I’m opening to more creativity for Forgiving Fridays!
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!!
Here’s the poem on Peace:
Surrender to Now
Oh, it hurts, the
PAIN, it is unending
Torture, going through,
and through, and again
through my veins like tears I
cry when I think no one
is watching. Ah, it is said.
It is undiscovered territory,
What happens, ah Beloved of
Spirit’s love, when you
Say what you want
To withhold? Do you deny?
Do you come to yourself?
It is all the same, because
Beloved, you are the One
You Seek, You are the Good,
The Good, and one more
Time, the Good. It is
YOU. It always was.
Peace prevails on earth
Because it prevails in