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I Forgive....ME!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Susan,

Can we sit and have a talk? Thanks. I have had this on my mind for a while but really didn't know how to go about taking the first step.

This weekend I was given an assignment. The assignment was to forgive myself for something from my past. I have known that I needed to begin doing that but just let it go. This weekend's assignment has pushed me to take that step and do what I already knew that I needed to do. (Thanks BLC21!!)

There are so many things that I know I need to forgive you for but today, I am going to start with forgiving you for giving up.

I know that things get rough and things knock you down but honey, you gotta get back up when that happens.

I forgive you for the starts and stops, the mad dashes and the fizzle outs. I forgive you for giving up on your plans and giving up on yourself.

I know you think that you are in this all by yourself. I know you think that no one really cares. I know you have thought that you weren't good enough or that you couldn't do it and would never be healthy and thin. I forgive you for thinking that way and believing those things. I am here and I care and I believe in you and you have so many Spark friends that care and believe in you too! You are NOT alone!

I forgive you for telling yourself that you can't do things. You can do it! You can do all things through Christ who give you strength! That is in the Bible girls and God's word doesn't return to Him void! I forgive you for not stepping out on a limb to try things. You have let so many things pass you by but we can start today and live life to the fullest!!! I forgive you for worrying about what everyone else thinks. They aren't you and you don't have to do everything that everyone else does or wants you to do.

I forgive you for being scared of losing the weight. I know that this is like uncharted waters and the weight, although you have hated it, has become a hiding place. It is time to shed that weight and become the woman that God created you to be.

It is time to stop telling yourself all the lies of defeat and begin to speak the truth of success! You can do it and you are worth it. You are sick and tired of being sick and tired so let's do something about it and put all this negative past in the past. I forgive you! Now let's do this thing and move on to the positive future ahead of you!!!

Thanks for taking the time to listen and now....LET'S DO WORK!!!


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EJOY-EVELYN 1/29/2013 10:44PM

    Great blog! Forgiveness is such an easy tool, yet we sometimes have too much going on in our lives to activate this liberating tool. You gave forgiveness the justice it deserves!

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JUDY106 1/29/2013 9:15PM

    Love the blog. Thanks for sharing this with us, I know there are a lot of us feel the same way. It was really nice to see it written down so we can acknowledge it.
i hope I can give myself forgiveness and then acquire the wiliness to begin the changes that I need in order to get healthier and slimmer.

I have been working on the wiliness to continue on my lifestyle that I have started. I know "One Day at a Time".

Wish you the best and keeping you in my thoughts.

Hugs, Judy

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/29/2013 9:15PM

    emoticon Susan. Come back and read this every time you start wanting to give up.

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LINDAK25 1/29/2013 12:47PM

    This is a really good assignment to do. Forgiveness is so difficult. My favorite quote on forgiveness is from Diana Gabaldon: ". . . forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice."

Be kind to yourself, forgiveness of oneself is an act of kindness. Now you've written it all down and you can let it go.

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TXMEMAW6 1/29/2013 10:52AM

    Susan, this is so inspiring! Forgiveness is something we could all use, at least I know I can. Bravo for having the strength and courage to forgive yourself and move forward toward a bright and healthy future! God bless you on your journey!
Hugs, Sharon

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LIVEDAILY 1/29/2013 10:18AM

    This is GREAT Susan! I would print it out and add it to your wall of affirmations and motivations. I would reread it at least once a week, or every day if need be. Bravo to you!!

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LYNNWILK2 1/29/2013 7:25AM

    OMG What an incredibly HUGE and loving testament to yourself, your heart and your journey. I hope you reread your words often, forgiveness sometimes needs to be done daily (especially when dealing with somethings so personal and so close). Live the forgiveness. YOU GO WOMAN! God has released you from fear.

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JINLYNN 1/29/2013 3:22AM

    This is a great letter to yourself - full of self love and honesty, and encouragment!
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STEPH-KNEE 1/29/2013 2:06AM

    What a beautiful letter! I loved every word, and you do have SO many people that care for you and are rooting for you! emoticon

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EATVEGAN 1/28/2013 11:59PM

    Way to go, both of you. I've always known you could do it!
Lots of love,
Mom
Oh, yeah, I'll be interested to see how you like the books you've recently bought. Yea, Susan!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/28/2013 11:29PM

    And you've taken an important step. Good for you!

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WALLAHALLA 1/28/2013 10:53PM

    Forgiveness is such a blessing.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/28/2013 10:51PM

    Forgiveness is all important. You can't go on withput it. What's done is done.

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