Happy #ForgivingFridays––can you believe it’s the last one for Jan 2020??
For today, I have a poem. It comes from my own process with “21 Days of Forgiveness”. Here’s a little backstory on it:
This past Saturday, I launched a “21 Days of Forgiveness” group with 20 participants. Each one has a project they are taking action on, PLUS I email them a simple step to forgive with exercises––on topics as Awareness, Ownership, and Gratitude.
For Gratitude, in the evening, each participant writes a bit––after a day of being grateful for all they’re doing with their projects, and more importantly, for ALL they are. They could express more gratitude, or do free kind of writing to explore what gratitude opens up for them with their projects.
Such inspiration can occur when we focus on gratefulness––and what if a great key came forward to expand, to forgive, and to grow in ways they couldn’t even imagine? So cool!
When I sat down with this exercise, this poem emerged. To me, it is an expression of my love for myself, which––you got it––is MY project for this first part of the 21 Days group. I’m thinking of entitling it “Surrendering to Love”.
I love you. On this Forgiving Fridays, I send each of you a big hug of gratitude!! And here is my poem plus a Rumi quote on gratitude, if you’d like to read it and connect to what focusing on thankfulness opened inside of me.
Love, Debbie 🙂
My Poem on Gratitude:
standing on her own two
FEET, in caps because that is what
helps me to pay attention
to the loving, to the gratitude,
and the grace that comes
with saying, simple words of caring,
Thank You. And one more time,
Because all good things come in threes.
The only thing left
Is not of words,
It is of the beating,
heartbeat, of the rhythm of flowing rain that says,
I am always
~D Roth, Beloved Rose of God
Quote by Rumi (and my new cat Malakai sending love to you! Boy does that little guy open me to thankfulness. By the way, Malakai means “my angel” in the spiritual texts!! So true <3):
**This post is my contribution to Dutch Goes the Photo’s challenge of the week, Cats! Frank, Malakai is a cat that I adopted from the Animal Shelter––he is helping to bless my new Santa Monica home with love, especially since I’ve ended things with my partner, David. He really is an angel.**