Today’s Forgiving Fridays: You Are Beautiful

Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for you to share about forgiveness & post about it ANY DAY this week! See guidelines below. ❤ You can post a poem, a quote, or a photo (or even a travel blog like one of this week’s contributors), or you can write about an affirmation like I did. Whatever inspires YOU to forgive and see your own beauty. 

***This post is my contribution for The Daily Post’s Inhabit and Frank’s Challenge, Pink. Frank, I used a few photos – a great affirmation plus the sunrise from my blog “office”!  🙂 ***

Today’s Forgiving Fridays is You Are Beautiful.

The thing I really want to share with you today is a tool that I use to help me forgive.  I do things to remind myself that I am beautiful.

I have a little pink sign on my bathroom mirror that says “I am beautiful”. It is an affirmation to remind myself that I am love.

My friend gave that pink sign to me.  I got upset last night that I wasn’t treating her as well as I think I should.

Forgiveness is also one of the ways I remind myself that I am beautiful.

I forgive myself for judging myself as anything less than beautiful.

I forgive myself for judging myself as wrong for how I treated my friend.

Whether or not I could have treated her “better” is secondary.  The issue is that I judge myself as wrong for how I treated her… as anything less than beautiful.

The great thing about forgiveness is that I remind myself that I am love.  From that place of beauty inside of me, I can see more clearly how I acted and whether I want to do it different. And that it is all a manifestation of love.

That is such a nurturing & peaceful way to live!  Each time that I affirm my own beauty, I see that beauty inside of me and all around me.

That’s what I’ve got for today.  I invite each of us to pause right now and just say, “I am beautiful.”   Because that is the truth. ❤

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I am grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays.  I learn so much from you!  Here are this week’s contributions:

DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy gave us a gorgeous photo of a butterfly on a flower that helped her to get personal with forgiveness.

Etta of  Simply Etta D. shared how to be the change we wish to see in others – what a powerful reference for owning our beauty!

Lorelle of A Mindful Traveller wrote a travel journal about her trip to Lourdes and her experience of peacefulness and inner connection at this sacred space.

Pragalbha of Infinite Living contributed a wonderful poem on the power of her own gratitude to experience Oneness.

Emily of Zombie Flamingos saw baby peacocks on her forgiveness walk and they helped her to focus on happiness instead of upset – a great example of forgiveness.

Stella of Giggles & Tales  shared such a beautiful blog on bringing peace into the world in the little daily connections we have.

And in case you missed it from last week ❤ :

Di of Matters For The Heart gifted us with a heartfelt sharing on loving and accepting ourselves – I learned a lot!

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Since coming back from my retreat, I’ve been writing so much poetry.  I wrote a two-part one on peace.  Peace helps me to open to the forgiveness in me and all around me. See below – and please feel free to share your creativity too!

I love you.

Love, Debbie

ps – here is the view from the balcony where I’m writing this blog.  Talk about beauty!!!

You Are Beautiful View Aug 25 2017

 

❤ ❤ 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 my poetry on peace!:

Peace I

Peace in the presence of upset

Now that, Beloved, is a

quest. It is

a

P

A

T

H

That you chose, when you said,

“I accept this assignment.”

Assignment? Oh, no, that

sounds like a great respons-ibility. ❤

-Deborah

Peace II

Under – neath, it is

the lesson for

You. What you

see is not all

there is. Ah, Beloved, now

that is direction,

It is the arrow from

the heart

of love, saying, LISTEN

Softly to how I sound,

as I run through the air. Ah,

how the Sound of this,

can give you peace.

-Deborah

 

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69 thoughts on “Today’s Forgiving Fridays: You Are Beautiful

    1. Oh DeBorah, thank you for sharing your poetry! There is so much energy of love in your words. Wow. I read it twice to more fully experience it. 🙂

      It is a blessing to give my heart in forgiveness on this blog, and in my coaching practice. I am moved beyond measure by the connection with you, my other readers and clients, and all those who walk this dance of peace!! (What a neat positive image to start the week) Love to you DeB,
      Debbie

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    1. Thank you! Love your mindfulness with the peace poem here. I hadn’t seen the slowing down aspect before you. That is really beautiful, Andrea.

      Your blog on peace is fantastic. I am so glad that you shared it here & invite other readers to check it out. It’s about the breath and how taking a breath – really pausing to take a breath – can open us to great peace, and love.

      Have a great week, Andrea. If you’re teaching this week, I hope it is inspired by the grace you bring to your blogging family. 🙂 Blessings, Debbie

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    1. God, DeBorah, you are a fantastic writer! There is so much creativity running through your words. And I also like how you organize it and bring in the essence of home. YOU are a blessings, and I’m so glad you are here. Beloved DeB you are the peace!!! Debbie

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    1. Aww thank you Lacey! I had a really good time taking the photos & waving at the mirror to all of you. 🙂 YOU are beautiful. In case you forgot, I’m here to remind you. Love you Lacey. (Looking forward to checking out your pink flamingo blog post on your daughter’s bday <3)

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  1. What a view Debbie– does that make it easier to write beautifully??! Wonder where you are on your move–? Where are you heading? Hope you have a smooth transition, find God’s best place for you. hugs hugs friend.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Rhonda! I feel your support in your words (how do you do that?)
      I decided to take one step at a time and allow God to guide me in perfect timing…. funny, because I have a bracelet on as I’m typing, it’s all about being divinely protected in God’s love.

      I’m excited to see how it all unfolds. More to come. Have a great day, Rhonda, and thanks again. Hugs and blessings xo Debbie

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  2. Dear Debbie,
    This is a piece of pure magic. I love everything about this. Your poetry is Divinely inspired…the words are so much like a beautiful message from above for us all to bathe in their comfort. I’m in awe.
    Thank you too, for again sharing my post from last week. I’m so honoured.
    Thank you again beautiful friend. You are spreading Love in a huge way with this little community you are nurturing.
    Much love from Di 💐💜💜

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    1. Aww Di, thank you! So glad you enjoyed the post & the poem. It is a newly-discovered creative outlet for me …. it comes from my heart to yours.

      It was SO much fun sharing your Forgiving Fridays contribution again. I was hoping you’d see it and get a chance to enjoy me celebrating YOU.

      Hope your move is going well. You must be right in the midst of it. Keep on knowing that love is with you every step. 🙂 Thanks again, Di. ❤ Hugs to you right as you read this!!
      Blessings, Debbie

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      1. You are so welcome my sweet friend.
        I’m so happy for you and your new creative and awesome outlet. When the words come you’ll have to trust that they have a reason. Perhaps it’s just what someone needed to hear, as I’m sure you have been told before now.
        I’m humbled by your kindness towards my post. Thank you again Debbie.
        Yes, we are in the thick of it now. Two and a half weeks.
        I wish you well with yours too and I’ll keep an eye on your posts for more news about it…🌎
        I smiled at your ‘keep on knowing that love is with you every step…’ That’s beautiful and meant a lot.
        Thank you kind lady.
        May you be showered with blessings too.
        💜💐 Di

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    1. You said it, peace Sister! When I read this, I felt a celebration inside of me. We are doing so great. It’s one step at a time, isn’t it, Anne? I love you, may you experience blessings of peace and love each moment of this walk. (and a great smile) Debbie

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    1. Oh Miriam, thank you! It’s truly a beautiful space to write. I also write at a gorgeous place in LA called the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens. Another place of peace. 🙂

      My weekend was wonderful, thanks for the well wishes. Hope yours was also, and also that you have a gorgeous week ahead.
      Debbie

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    1. Lorelle, thanks so much, both for this lovely comment and for your awesome travel blog. It speaks to the blessing of being grateful for this land we live in and for the love we bring to it … and awakening that love inside of us. It’s like a peace walk through the world! ❤ Have a great week. Blessings, Debbie

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    1. Oh, Zee, you are so welcome. I am very glad you are here! 🙂 Feel free to share your experience for Forgiving Fridays if you want to. It would be an honor to highlight your blog post on this Forgiving Fridays project. Yay. Blessings your way, beautiful Zee. ~Debbie

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      1. Oh wow Debbie, thank you so much for the offer. I’m honoured. I would love to write something for it if I could get some free time. I’ve been so busy past few weeks. I hope you will understand. Much love ♥️

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  3. Happy Weekend everyone. I’m eternally grateful to Debbie for allowing to contribute to Forgiving Fridays, the past month has been crazy but this post today really lit a fire inside. I had to affirm my beauty today while looking in the mirror of the ladies fitting room. Thank you for the continuous support and encouragement.

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    1. Etta, that is so great. Loving yourself is a powerful gift to give. Both to you and to the people who love you. So glad that you affirmed your beauty in front of the mirror – what a great visual to have!

      Thanks as well for contributing to Forgiving Fridays. The only thing is when I went to your most recent contribution, I couldn’t read it? Did you want to change the pingback link?

      Have a great week, Etta, and much love.
      Debbie

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    1. Oh Emily, I am so glad!! ❤ You are inspiring to me too. Your kitty photos – and your recent blog on your bathroom makeover – brighten my day. Love to you, and have a blessed and fun week. So glad you're here. Debbie

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  4. This is wild! I have no idea how this blog showed up on my phone. Perhaps one of my children pulled it up. Cool thing is- I’m GLAD! I look forward to enhancing my focus on forgiveness using tools and teachings from Debbie. Thanks so much for sharing! Light and Love, Shona

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  5. This was such a beautiful post. I believe we all do things and some of us are hard on ourselves. Forgiving ourself is so wonderful and we become blessed. Thank you for saying a lovely comment on Elsie’s blog, which led me here. I must go now, have evening plans (rare but true.) Smiles, Robin 💐

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    1. Oh Robin, I just checked out your blog. It’s beautiful! As is this sentence “Forgiving ourselves is so wonderful and we become blessed.” So glad you found me via Elsie’s blog. 🙂 And I hope your evening plans were wonderful! Be in touch. That would be beautiful. ~Debbie

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  6. Hi Debbie, It’s another glorious day to be here to receive the beautiful motivation and inspiration you bless us with. That was a great poem and a very beautiful view from you. No wonder such beautiful inspiration flows from your soul. 🙂

    I wrote something for those people in our midst going through afflictions. Those who are battling and suffering alone… They are in my prayers today and always. 🙂

    https://simpledimplesite.blog/2017/08/27/stay-strong-stay-hopeful/

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    1. Thank you so much, Stella! Really glad that this post inspired and touched you. ❤ That means a lot to me.

      Your post is absolutely magnificent. I was moved beyond words. Will share it tomorrow for Forgiving Fridays. Thanks for the contribution! 🙂
      Peace and blessings to you Stella, Debbie

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      1. My pleasure! Debbie, I am glad to be a part of this platform and I hope that with our collective synergies, we would impact positively to others and to the world in general. I applaud you for your constant motivation and effervescent spirit. God continue to bless you and empower you to do more for humanity. Hugs. 🙂

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  7. I’m loving that balcony view! It’s peaceful, yet stunning. And it ties in beautifully with a line from your poem:

    “What you see is not all there is.”

    Isn’t that the truth!

    Hope you’re having a great week so far! 🙂

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    1. Oh wow, thank you! I didn’t see the connection between the view and that line in my peace poem.

      So glad you’re here. You brighten up my blog, and the fact you post humor on Fridays is completely cool (I often use humor to help me open into forgiveness ❤ )
      Blessings – have a great weekend, Debbie

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  8. Wow what an inspiring place to be writing your blog Debbie – how wonderful! I’m glad you’ve forgiven yourself as I’m sure you’re friend understands anyway… Much love and enjoy the rest of a fabulous week! x

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    1. Aww Wendy, thank you! The key for me is forgiving myself for judging …. I’m the one who made a choice to judge, and I can set myself free through love and the help of Spirit. Such a great way to take personal responsibility and expand into greater compassion and authentic empowerment!

      I just commented on one of your posts. If you’re up for it, I’d love for you to contribute to Forgiving Fridays too. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Many blessings, and love to you and your grandchildren, Wendy.
      Debbie

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      1. Hi Wendy, that is so great! Yay ❤

        All you need to do is:
        (1) include #ForgivingFridays in your tags &
        (2) include a pingback link to my most recent Forgiving Fridays post … you can add a little note in your post if you want to. The link to my post if helpful is: https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/09/01/todays-forgiving-fridays-walking-my-own-talk/

        Does that make sense? xo Hope it helps. Love to you Wendy, and many many blessings,
        Debbie

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    1. Oh Sheila, it’s lovely to have you here. Thanks for following my blog. ❤ And I hear you. You are welcome to contribute anytime to Forgiving Fridays. There's a lot of creativity in how you do it, for example, with poetry, a story, a travel blog, photography, you name it!

      If you do decide to contribute just include a pingback to this blog post & #ForgivingFridays in your tags. Here's the link for the pingback if helpful: https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/08/25/todays-forgiving-fridays-you-are-beautiful/

      Either way, it's a blessing to connect with you. Your presence is so welcome. Debbie

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