I’ve mentioned to a number of you that I was considering taking a break with my blog. I’ve decided to do that, best I know for about 6 weeks. I have a number of wonderful activities coming up, such as traveling on a new project, doing a coaching program 2-day workshop, and a trip to New York possibly to explore a sublet!
It’s not easy to write these words. I feel scared to let go. And one of the most challenging (up until now) parts of forgiveness for me is taking a step into the unknown.
I wrote a poem this morning that surprised me. I include it below. It has ache in it for the ways my parents didn’t encourage me to walk my own path.
I express my gratitude for them both. I am so courageous to take my steps into this world.
I know it’s time for me to take a break, to do these amazing projects, and to open to what’s next for me with forgiveness. I hear whispers of “Forgiving Fridays on the Road“….. we’ll see!
Self-forgiveness is the key to so much. It is such a direct way for me to choose love no matter what the situation. When I was young, I had little knowing of how to love myself. Step by step, here I am experiencing self-love and a greater peace than I’ve ever known. I hope that forgiveness touches your heart too!
Etta of Simply Etta D. shared a powerful and beautiful post with a transformative message to honor our Selves and heart-felt dreams. So wise, Etta!!
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared two posts, one with a creative collection of an artist (her!) and a second with great photos of her gorgeous cat, Sylvester. Art – and cats – are two wonderful ways to open our hearts & to the gift of forgiveness!
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking gave us a powerful one liner on loving and forgiving it all. Such room for compassion in his post – I love your blog, Frank!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote a poem and reflection on the great importance of letting go, and breathing simply, and not giving up on herself no matter what. These are such keys to forgiveness and a foundation for life.
Miriam of Out An’ About took time away to camp in nature and wrote about the blessings of slowing down and embracing where we are – with wonderful photos and video to illustrate. Thank you Miriam!
And in case you missed it from last week: 🙂
Lorelle of A Mindful Traveler shared a postcard from a fellow blogger that she received right when she needed it most. What an example of caring and the value of small kindnesses!
Anita of Healing Words gave us beautiful excerpt from her new book (yay) on her experience with non-judgment and acceptance of people different than her. A first-time contributor – welcome!
The very first post I wrote was on acceptance. And here I am on my last post (for a while) with a quote on gratitude. It’s from a dear blogger friend, Miriam from Out An’ About & is my wish for all of us!
Have a beautiful Passover and Easter weekend.
I love you!
ps – Frank, I’m contributing this post for Memories. I am aware that I make memories every single moment that passes. I’m going to make ’em good. So sorry again for your dog.
Here is the poem I wrote this morning:
The Next Walk in the Heart
In the first,
step, I took to love.
The mother in
my ear called,
there. The dad,
where was he?
And in the next,
and the next,
oh and the
step, I fell
My hole is the
What I thought was my
HEART (all in CAPS
so I see how big
it is), there I
found the seed to forgive.
In the sad,
there is a small
(here in the unknowing)
And the next
step? Now that
is a _________ .