Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! 🙂
This is a creative prompt for you to write a post on letting go and forgiving, or what happens when you do that. You can do your post ANY DAY this week!
It can be anything that inspires YOU to choose love – or it can even be something you’d LIKE to forgive. For this week, how about being grateful for you and for everything in your life? E.g., do a video and photos like I did, share a photo or quote, or whatever you are inspired to do. Go for it!!
Wow, it’s the last Forgiving Fridays of 2018!! Where has the time gone?
On this last blog post for the year, I’d like to express my immense gratitude for each of you. You are all incredible gifts in my life.
Each time you like a post, you lift me up with your caring. Each time you comment, I am touched by your love. I bless each of you when I see your name and send you peace.
Speaking of GRATITUDE, 🙂
I spent the last two weeks at a spiritual retreat, driving down the California coast with my partner David,
Photos by my partner, David Sand
and celebrating Christmas with Beloved friends:
Here we are enjoying Christmas Day!
I am so grateful for the opportunity to tune inside to my heart. To take a pause and simply be.
This time away reminds me of how gratitude is an incredible key! To open each of us to our own compassion …. to see ourselves and others clearly …. and to reside in the presence of peace. This is the truth of who we are!
So, I have an invitation for you today. Be grateful for yourself. Be grateful for you. Take it in.
And, if there is something you’re having trouble forgiving about yourself or anyone else, what if you just were grateful for it?
Put the judgment in your hands, and say “I am grateful for you.” (You can also say, “I see you through the eyes of gratitude.”)
It’s such a simple exercise – and so profound.
I did a video this morning to illustrate:
I used my own example of doubting my talents. I just put this doubt into my hand, and I say, “I am grateful for you. Thank you for showing me my next opportunity to be at peace.”
I take in my own gratitude. I really pause and take it in.
Remember how amazing you are. YOU carry compassion. Peace really is inside of you, inside of me, inside of each one of us. Even people we can’t see it yet, it’s there.
I was wearing a Spiritual Warrior T-Shirt in my video. Sometimes we need to be Spiritual Warriors to keep up the forgiveness, to keep choosing love, and to be grateful for it all. 🙂
Happy New Year everyone!! I love you so much. See you in 2019.
Love and Light,
#FORGIVINGFRIDAYS POSTS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS:
Etta of Simply Etta D. contributed posts each Friday while I was away: the first encourages us to celebrate, be kind, and forgive this holiday season (with gorgeous quotes), and the second offers a powerful reflection of the past four years and her struggles, discouragement, empowerment and ability to accept herself and others. Go, Etta!
DeB of Roaming Urban Gypsy contributed a poem on the compassion and caring of a mother’s presence to heal and open us to forgiveness. In honor of her late mother, Mable!
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking wrote a poem on the profound beauty of seeing someone fully simply by shifting a step or two. Forgiveness is that step!
Ali of Flashlight Batteries wrote a birthday poem that captures the exquisite grace of this moment and our ability to write our own script. You sure have written one of great love Ali! (Ali writes a birthday poem each year. See last year’s here. J )
Pragalbha of Infinite Living shared her own quote image on how choices are full of wisdom when we work with forgiveness. Thank you Pragalbha – beautiful!
Revived Writer wrote a gorgeous poem illustrating the power of love and peace. They are so much larger than anything that happens in this world!
Miriam of Out An’ About wrote a heartwarming post on anticipating the adventure of life and the year ahead. She invites us to know that something wonderful is waiting for us. Wow!
Kimberlee of Anotetohuguette shared her experience of what it’s like to walk in the stillness and be present with the recent loss of her father. Her courage and willingness to be with herself is incredible – thank you!
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!