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Forgiveness-VS-Forgetting

Saturday, September 08, 2012

As a Christian I know the importance of forgiveness and do my very best to be forgiving...however...I must admit that I struggle with "forgetting" an extreme betrayal that I learned about a year ago... I've worked through the anger/bitterness (for the most part) but still struggle with the pain from time to time... last night was one of those nights where my mind wouldn't let me forget... thus sleep alluded me... I've been up for hours and now that daylight has dawned I'm ready to climb on my bike and go for a ride... a good ride is just what I need.
Thank you to my "spark friends" who will read this and say a prayer for me... I appreciate it... know that I am good...just needed to vent a little... Have a wonderful day!

  
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ENUFF81020 9/10/2012 12:03AM

    Hi there,
Consider a prayer said on your behalf.
What you described is a human reaction and not to be ridiculed or punished. I often find it hard to get past the action when I have forgiven it--and I also have a couple of things that I haven't been able to forgive as well. All we can do is be honest and honorable, treating others as you would be treated and do your sould searching as needed. You do need your sleep, but sometimes night is the only time we have left for such thoughts.
I wish you a good night's rest and some peace with what's on yourmind.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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COOP9002 9/8/2012 3:31PM

    Forgiveness is a challenge for all of us. Only God can empower us to truly forgive, and sometimes he uses things like bike rides to help us cope with the pain.

Blessings to you on this Saturday.

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PATSYB7 9/8/2012 1:02PM

    Hope you had a great bike ride! emoticon

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CRISSA1669 9/8/2012 9:18AM

    "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" 1Peter 5:7

Yes, it is a challenge to forget, I understand what you mean COMPLETELY! But we have God's word to stand on so let's read it and believe it because the Lord is SO faithful and merciful to us and He can not lie!! :)

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One to share...

Friday, September 07, 2012

"Your thoughts will determine your decisions;
Your decisions will determine your actions;
Your actions will determine your habits;
Your habits will develop your character;
Your character will determine your destiny."- Anon

This is one I share and discuss with my students as there is so, so much truth in it! Leads to great disussions and I like to believe, changes in some thought processes....

  
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IDLETYME 9/7/2012 7:29PM

    Thanks for sharing it with us!! emoticon

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    it is great thank you for sharing!! emoticon

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Compliment!!!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I've never been very good at accepting compliments, although I am very good at giving sincere compliments to those around me, anyway, one of my good friends overheard me downplaying my weight loss and I "how good I look" to a social friend who paid me a sincere compliment... my good friend later said this to me.."Debbie, when someone compliments you and you dismiss/disregard it, you're basically telling them they're an idiot." I had truly never thought of it like that and have been making a greater effort to humbly accept compliments.... Any one else experience this?
Have a great day!

  
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IDLETYME 9/7/2012 8:31AM

    Your friend gave you good advice that we all need. Accept gracefully!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/6/2012 9:22PM

    I think the key is believing the compliment in your own heart. It is hard to accept compliments if you don't believe what they are saying is true. So I hope you DO appreciate it when people recognize the phenomenal changes you have made in your life and all you have accomplished. You are AMAZING!

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LAC936 9/6/2012 4:21PM

    Ditto; sometimes we dismiss compliments so we don't seem proud or conceited. But if you accomplished a goal, soak in the compliments for your hard work.

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COOP9002 9/6/2012 9:59AM

    Good advice. It sounds like you need to listen to the encouragement when it comes.

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SKINICOOK 9/6/2012 8:06AM

    Wise advice from your friend!

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Smiles!!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."- Joseph Addison

It's amazing what a little smile can do for others! Have you shared your smile today?

  
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IDLETYME 9/5/2012 2:09PM

    Here's my smile - emoticon

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/5/2012 8:24AM

    Thankfully our household is full of smiles and laughter on a daily basis. I think that is one of the greatest joys of having children. Have a great day!

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ELRIDDICK 9/5/2012 8:17AM

  Thanks for sharing

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CHUM48 9/5/2012 8:13AM

    SMILE! SMILE! SMILE!

Thanks for those words, sometimes we do forget to use that wonderful gift!

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Bike Ride

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

It was too gorgeous yesterday morning to NOT get moving... so I hopped on my bike and went for a "little" bike ride! I'm proud to say I rode 16.47 miles.... in a little under 90 minutes... by the time I got home I was soaked it sweat and it felt great!!! I do enjoy a good bike ride!!!

Have a great day!

  
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