This is not one of my typical articles, but I thought it might help someone else dealing with forgiveness and release: My family recently experienced the tragic death of my ex-husband and father of my children from a freak lawnmower accident. I received the call from his landlord on Monday morning — apologizing to me… More Finding Forgiveness and Release
In the last few days, I’ve pondered the following question: Are we doing the best we can? In other words, are we, as people in general, doing our best in all (or at least most) circumstances we encounter in life? I first came across this thought in Brene Brown’s book: Rising Strong. After watching her… More Are We Doing the Best We Can?
One of my favorite and simplest prayers to use — especially when I just can’t find the words — is the Hawaiian Ho’o Pono Pono Prayer. Hoʻoponopono, according to Wikipedia, is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The Hawaiian word translates into English simply as correction, with the synonyms manage or supervise, and the… More Ho’oPonoPono Prayer
Nails in the Fence (author unknown) There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails… More Nails in the Fence … or in our Hearts
Written in Sand (Author Unknown) Two friends were walking and at a certain point of their trip they argued, and because of anger, one offended the other with unjustified insults. The other, offended, having nothing to say, wrote on the sand: “Today, my best friend offended me.” They continued ahead and arrived at an oasis… More Written in Sand
Last week, I listened to a friend discuss forgiveness. He stressed how important it is to always be willing to forgive. I was so moved by his comments that I even wrote a post about it, plus a quote from actor Will Smith on the subject! One thing my friend said that got me to… More Forgiveness