forgiveness is letting go of being defined as a victim

forgiveness is letting go of being defined as a victim

Earlier this month, I took a look around the blogosphere for posts about forgiveness. Rev. Deb Koster used a phrase that got me thinking. "Forgiveness," she wrote, "is letting go of being defined as a victim." The overarching theme of her post invites us to see the...

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Forgiveness is determination to mend

Forgiveness is determination to mend

A funny thing happened when I set out to paint forgiveness. I remembered the day the malamute dog chewed a hole in my rug. It wasn't just any rug. The summer before the chewing incident, I spent six weeks in Mexico. For some of those weeks, I worked with a gentle,...

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Forgiveness is a decision

Forgiveness is a decision

"Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness." (Greater Good) I've heard someone...

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When a joy runs past you

When a joy runs past you

When a joy runs past youtake the time to gather upall the Tiny glowing beadsit leaves behind itthose are seedsplant them in your heartnourish them withsmiles and gratitudesprinkles of delightthey will grow intonew joys that pop uplike dandelionsadding color and...

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Carry joy with you

Carry joy with you

Carry joy with youit's not too heavyafter all, au contraireit will lift you upcarry it in your heartyou may think ittucked in close, butjoy can't be containedit will leap freelyfrom your heartto another's andyet, when you lookyou'll see youhaven't lost itit's still...

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Joy and gratitude

Joy and gratitude

Joy and gratitudehold hands andswing each otherin giggling circlesleaving crazysparkling footprintsacross once wearyhearts and mindswhen they knockon your doorinvite them inbetter stillrun out and find themjoin in theirnever ending dance In your journal: What brings...

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