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 photo of building peace bridges like one of this week’s contributors), or you can write about acceptance like I did. Whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose love.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Acceptance and A Surprise.
I’ve been talking with a lot of people who have significant change going on – a move, physical illness, change in career, etc. I am one of them.
As you may know, I’m looking for a place to live. I’ve been pretty hard on myself in the process, with a lot of “shoulds”. The biggest one is that I should be happy where I am.
Are you hard on yourself too? There is another way, and I’m taking it. It’s acceptance.
Really truly accepting myself as I am. That I want to move out of an absolutely gorgeous place, because there’s a voice inside – a still voice – that whispers this is true for me.
When I am hard on myself, I am not making space for that still voice to speak. It’s showing me what’s next.
Well, I’m listening! I’ve been scared to jump in the deep end and surrender to what my heart is speaking. I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling scared and I accept myself as I am.
Best I know, I want to find a small, cute place to be my home of peace. Where I can garden, and nurture myself. I want to travel for forgiveness – to share Forgiving Fridays around the planet. I want to write poetry, and share my life with a partner who does forgiveness with me.
Here I go. I really support myself. And I ask for Spirit’s support to help me remember – to get with every fiber of my being – that each step I take (that all of us take!) we are walking hand-in-hand with love.
Wow, what a surprising gift of grace. I didn’t fully realize that when I accept myself and ask for Spirit’s help, I open to the strength of my inner guidance and courage. ❤
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 bubbles with a reminder of the Light that comes in with forgiveness and nurturing ourselves.
Etta of Simply Etta D. shared how to expand to accomplish our goals – what would happen if we took small steps with acceptance and forgiveness to own our strength!
Andrea of Thriving Under Pressure contributed a great post on how freedom comes from letting go – and to be easy on ourselves in the journey.
Stella of Giggles & Tales gave us such a beautiful blog on the purity of water and being grateful for the little things in life…and the grace of the gifts we are given.
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom contributed a tanka (very cool poem) she wrote on the smell of heather and the place where peace resides. A gorgeous photo of her dogs too!
Ulli of Urban Liaisons created a thought provoking piece on how to let go and even to forgive in this world today – building bridges of peace. A first time contributor!
Magda of Rinse Before Use wrote a fantastic post on the challenges and benefits of forgiveness so that we can move on, with a realness to her writing that is beautiful. A first time contributor!
And in case you missed it, here’s a great post I came across on kids and peace ❤ :
Jennie of A Teacher’s Reflections gifted us with a heartfelt sharing of her young students’ responses to “What is Peace?” – I learned so much!
I’ll end today with a poem I wrote when I did a 7-Day Challenge on quieting my mind. Here’s an excerpt from it:
And forgive again. So be the Soul’s
I love you.
ps – I did a video a while ago about how to accept and forgive when we feel vulnerable. I’m including it below in case it is helpful for you. Plus I ran a half marathon on Sunday. Here I am after the race. Talk about a great reminder of strength and jumping off the deep end!!!
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 video on accepting when we feel vulnerable!: