When I UN-intentionally missed my 20th day of gratitude yesterday, after an incredibly busy day, I woke up early this morning in a self-induced panic. Followed by a moment of reconciliation that allowed me to come to terms with the fact that nothing horrible was going to happen if I missed the day, life would continue and I would pick up where I left off and aim to get back on track with my little 30-day experiment. In that moment, was born the idea for day 20 of gratitude, realizing the gentle art of forgiveness. Something I have had to apply to myself and countless others in a variety of situations.
Forgiveness frees us from the confines of negative judgment (mostly towards ourselves). Forgiveness can also free us from blaming others, from being a victim and harbouring negative energy. Forgiveness recognizes the “human-ness” of ourselves and others and creates a sense of “letting go” of the bad feelings that can bog us down, in order to make room for the GOOD, to try again, only stronger and better, to love ourselves despite our imperfections.
Forgiveness is an incredibly powerful, liberating exercise!
It isn’t “weak” to forgive, and in situations that tug at your heart or cause you pain, forgiveness doesn’t mean you condone “bad behaviour” or compromise your values, it means you recognize it for what it is and choose to release it. Like a big, beautiful sigh, you let it go and move on, stronger for it!
Today, I am grateful for the beautiful, gentle, kind and powerful art of forgiveness….towards myself and others, for both small and bigger misgivings.
Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.
With love and gratitude,
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