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 whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose love. Maybe it’s a photo or inspiring quote, or a poem, or you can share about a situation you’re struggling with and what you did about it like I did.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Gratitude, A Whole New Take on Forgiveness. ❤
Last night, I was really struggling. I was disappointed in what someone did, and I didn’t act really well. I judged myself so much. So much so that I had trouble sitting with it inside of me.
What I eventually came to was an intention I set that very morning — I am grateful for the opportunity to forgive. It soothed me, and I was reminded how the very act of forgiveness is the greatest act of love. So no matter what the specifics are, just the fact that I am showing up for myself with a willingness to forgive and to love that little one in me – wow, that lights up the whole sky.
Love is really what it’s all about. Ulli of Urban Liaisons sent me a wonderful photo to use in a Forgiving Fridays. It’s a projection of children’s drawings of hearts projected on Humboldt University in Berlin for the last evening of the Festival of Lights. Kids know a lot, don’t they?
I was so inspired that I did a video this morning!! I talked about this gift of gratitude & how important it is to just do our very best to show up again and again and to love ourselves and each other with forgiveness – and to say “I love you” 🙂 :
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 wonderful tips for staying present in our joy and appreciating the hilarity of life!
Lorelle of A Mindful Traveller wrote about meeting up with two fellow bloggers – with a great photo illustrating the power of loving connection! Another great example of being grateful for the little things in life. (such a key to forgive)
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote an exquisite poem on opening to unconditional loving, caring, and kindness – it’s so beautiful.
Stella of Giggles & Tales wrote an exquisite poem on the sacred act of loving another person and how giving can open us to the divine in life.
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom contributed a tanka (very cool poem) she wrote on being renewed with love every moment. Plus an amazing photo of her dogs to illustrate!
Gabrielle of Bone & Silver shared a profound post where she explored the true essence of love in response to an argument with her partner. I learned a lot.
And a great blog post I found on the depth of love:
Trisha of Feeling Connection wrote a beautiful poem on her love for her Beloved Kiwi who passed into Spirit – such a courageous sharing. ❤
Today when I woke up, I wrote a poem. Writing this poem helped me to soothe myself even more, and to experience forgiveness in a whole new way – that it is a gift of life. Life is funny, it’s up, it’s down, and there will always be another opportunity to forgive. So we can just have fun with it all. It’s a gift. See below.
Have an amazing week! I love us all so much.
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?
- Include #ForgivingFridays in your tags
- Create a pingback link to this post so I can find you.
- Have fun – you are awesome!!
Here’s the poem I wrote this morning on gratitude & forgiveness ❤ :
“Grateful for Home”
When I go out of balance
Oh does it ever stop
+ here I am, tick tock,
Tick tock, the clock
never stops. But
Sigh. The alone-ness,
in the ticking of
the time machine,
it is not the alive-nes,
(where is that s, ah,
see Beloved, you don’t
follow the letter of the
The aliveness is in the
sweet sound of
laughter that comes
with, “Thank you
for this life.” The
H-O-M-E in the
breath, it is the
home of life.
to the caring
of the O2, it
will – every
step of the way –
bubble in joy
of home, love.