Today’s Forgiving Fridays: I’m Back with a Forgiveness Quote!

Hi everyone,

Happy #ForgivingFridays!  I just returned yesterday from a 3-week trip to Israel and Italy.  I feel very grateful and also pretty jet-lagged – I woke up at 2:30am this morning!

If you are new to my blog, “Forgiving Fridays” is a creative prompt for you to forgive and to let go – and remember how GREAT you are.  Contribute a post about your experience any day this week & I’ll share it in next Friday’s blog.  If you’re not sure what to do, that’s completely ok!  Share anything that opens you to love.  (e.g., write a poem, share a photograph or a quote, or explore a situation that you’d like to forgive – just to name a few possibilities).

My contribution for today is a quote from Michelangelo’s work…. perfect for coming back from Florence. 🙂   Next week, I’ll include all of your contributions for #ForgivingFridays during the time I was away.



When I was in Italy, I saw so much of Michelangelo’s work.  Each time, I looked at what he did and experienced the power of his presence. It was like he was there in the room, touching me with his brushstrokes.  I awakened inside to my own beauty by opening to the magnificence of his painting, sculpture, and frescoes.

My wish for each of you today is that whatever your expression is, you paint it for all the world to see …. with your whole heart …. and enjoy who you are in your fullness.  And, if you judge something about yourself, keep going. This is a perfect time to see who you are beyond all of that, and to take a pause to forgive.  It is such a powerful key to set yourself free.

I love you.

Love,  Debbie

ps – did you know that Michelangelo only did one painting?  It hangs in the Uffizi Gallery. I was so touched I took a photo.

A Vacation Forgiving Fridays Deb 2 Aug 2018


**This is my contribution to Sue Vincent’s weekly photo prompt.  Sue, your photo reminds me that the truth of who we are is often beyond the bare bones we see.**

 Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:

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  • Every day is Friday!  Do a post today or anytime this week.
  • Free free to be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Whatever inspire forgiving inside you.
  • Tag your post with #ForgivingFridays (here’s a great WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post. This way, I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week.
  • Have fun creating your own form of forgiving, of loving YOU!!  

32 thoughts on “Today’s Forgiving Fridays: I’m Back with a Forgiveness Quote!

    1. You said it, DeB! There is such freedom in letting go of judgments and being in neutrality and acceptance. I love your contribution for this week! YES on the Patti LaBelle song to celebrate our transformation. 🙂 Love you. Debbie


  1. Welcome back, Divine Debbie! What amazing travels you have had. Last Saturday, I celebrated my 70th birthday. Spirit was very present with me and the 20 some friends who came to celebrated with me. I am very blessed and grateful.

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    1. Thank you, Mack. It was a wonderful time! ❤ I'm thinking of you today and sending much Light to everything you're doing. You really are doing amazing things in this world, I hope you appreciate how AWESOME that you are!! Love and hugs — Debbie

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    1. Kimberlee, it’s great to read your comment! So glad you felt the joy in my writing — it’s true, I really am joyful both for the visit and also for coming home. Michelangelo really touched me on my trip, he has such a way of expressing who he is in his greatness.

      Hope you are doing incredibly! 🙂 Love and a big smile.

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      1. My world has gone sideways as I take an October pause to process the unexpected passing of my father on October 1st…time has taken on an otherworldly quality but I’m grateful to be riding on a wave of love…the beautiful messages and cards that arrive daily tell me that he won’t be forgotten, filling me with peace.


    2. Oh Kimberlee, I am so sorry about your dad. Thank you for sharing this with me. Would you like to set up a time to talk? I’m happy to support you if I can. ❤ Blessings and love to you and your family, Kimberlee. -Debbie

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      1. Thank you so much for your lovely gesture, Debbie…your generosity warms my heart…I am making my way (sure & steady)…I’m so blessed to have such wonderful support to lean on here in my world and the beautiful WordPress world.

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      2. Hi Kimberlee – I realize that I didn’t reply to this. 🙂 So glad that you have such loving support. I am a coach and know the power of being listened to and deeply heard. Sending you continued Light prayers! Be in touch anytime.

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  2. Hello Debbie, I can’t wait to go back to Florence. I have visited the Uffizi four times on two separate trips. I love art. The first time I was at this Uffizi this Tondo was installed above a doorway and was almost impossible to view. Thankfully, by the time of my second trip, it had been relocated to a much better location.

    l like the idea of your Friday prompt. I will have to think of something good. Thank you and see you soon.


  3. Beautiful post Debbie! And glad you’re hoe safe and sound! I’d love love to hear more about your travels — photos??! It sounds like a wonderful refreshing time. And we have a photo of that same painting of the Holy Family. Isn’t Italy an inspiration?? hugs hugs friend.


      1. We are good, thanks. WE are still adjusting to everyone’s new schedules with me at work and the kids going to school and the baby. I think in a week or two we will all be on track. . . just in time for the holiday to get us off track lol.


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