"When a deep injury is done us we never recover until we forgive" -Alan Paton
Well, it is finally Friday!!! This week has just flown by, and I continue to be overwhelmed by all the positive comments you all are leaving for me. It makes me feel very special. Tonight we are going out to eat with some friends of ours to celebrate Jeff's birthday. His birthday was on December 28th, and we are just getting around to meeting up with our friends. It is like I tell Jeff, "It is hard being a celebrity"...lol!
I have made a decision about the give away and I hope you all agree. Don't worry the give away is still on! I would like to give Tammy the letters spelling out her new son's name. She is such a sweet person and she and her husband have been hoping to adopt and their dream has come true. So as a gift to her, I would like to make her new son's name for her. The rest of you are still entered in the drawing and I will be drawing a winner on Friday, January 29. Tammy I need you to e-mail me with your address and specific colors that you would like the letters to be. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is today's challenge. I have to say it is a hard one. At least it is for me. As we get older we should improve so I am trying to do this and it has made a difference in my life. I want you to forgive someone who has wronged you in someway. You do not have to talk to the person or contact them in any way. All you need to say is, "Such-and-such, I forgive you for all that you have done to me". It is that easy, but you have to mean it and truly let it go.
A few months ago I had to do this. Someone had really hurt me, and I refused to forgive them. I even told Jeff that I refused to pray and ask God to help me forgive them. I knew if I did, He would and I wasn't ready for that. I kept it inside, and I found myself becoming more and more bitter. Finally, I decided it had gone on long enough. I asked for help in forgiving this person, and verbally said to myself, "I forgive you, for what you have done". Immediately, I felt this weight lift off of me and I felt so much better. It was finally time to let it go.
Hopefully, with this challenge you will be able to do the same. I know you can do it. Life is too short and precious for us to hold on to the negative. This is the time to embrace the positive! I hope all of you have a wonderful Friday, and that you continue to come back as often as you can. Take care!
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