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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that's rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”
Maya Angelou

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
Have a wonderful &Blessed week.
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  • GRANNY1972
    Wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing.
    2948 days ago

    This is a wonderful article, Donna.......we must be able to forgive, in order to begin to heal !
    And this says it so well ! Thank you for reminding us ! emoticon
    2948 days ago
    A beautiful bouquet and blog. Thanks for sharing!
    2948 days ago
  • POOH_BEAR_69
    Thanks so much for sharing, Donna! It is VERY true. I think that it's strange sometimes too that it is so easy for us to forgive the faults of others and penalize ourselves for those same deficiencies.

    It is always refreshing to be reminded of these things from wise women... You and Maya!

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    2949 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this Donna at such a wonderful time for me!!! You are always on the ball and seem to know just what I need, my friend.
    Blessings and hugs,
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    2949 days ago
  • FREDDY1232
    Thank You so much for this blog. It was very timely for me. I have been suffering for years now over something I said to a loved one.. He won't forgive me but I just figured it out last week that I have to forgive myself so I can move on.
    Thank You.
    2949 days ago
  • SUNNYH99
    Thanks for sharing that,and what a lovely bouquet! BTW, I just wanted to share a book I am reading, "Senior Fitness: The Diet and Exercise Program For Maximum Health and Longevity," by Ruth Heidrick, link here:
    She is a BC survivor (got it in her mid-40's), and is 70 now and runs marathons! I thought the book might be a useful resource for you, Donna.
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    2949 days ago
    I really enjoyed that, and with some difficulties me and my hubby face, it helps to think about forgiveness for both of us and me. Love you, Inga emoticon
    2949 days ago
    Thank you for sharing that.
    2950 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    Thanks for sharing, Donna :) I'm a big fan of Maya Angelou!
    2950 days ago
    Thank you for posting this is one thing I have a problem with but I am working on it. PJ
    2950 days ago
  • GLORIA68
    Oh yeah, I second that.
    I love to read Maya Angelou

    Thank you for posting this.
    2950 days ago
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