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.
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. ❤
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!
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.
ps – here is the view from the balcony where I’m writing this blog. Talk about beauty!!!
❤ ❤ 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 in the presence of upset
Now that, Beloved, is a
quest. It is
That you chose, when you said,
“I accept this assignment.”
Assignment? Oh, no, that
sounds like a great respons-ibility. ❤
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
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.