Peace Today?


   “Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”

~ Henri Nouwen

Practice Forgiveness

If you are just tuning in, I am writing about some book marks that I made years ago and recently found. Catch up here.

Book Mark 3 – Practice Forgiveness

Wisdom from the book mark:

If you hold a grudge after a disagreement you will not feel peace inside of yourself.

If you react to the present based on things that have happened in the past, you will not feel peace inside of yourself.

If you are hard on yourself and the expectations for all that you do are so unrealistic and high, you will not feel peace inside of yourself.

peacewhiteWisdom from me (or notes to self):


~stop holding grudges.

~stop forgiving but not forgetting.

~stop reacting. period. no good ever comes of it, ever.

~stop thinking that you can always do better, feel better, look better, be better.


~ start releasing the past.

~ start living in the present moment and make it the only moment.

~start breathing, pausing, and responding.

~start loving things exactly as they are – especially yourself.

Thank goodness we are all in this together. If you have any advice in the forgiveness arena, bring it on!

Thanks and love, Anita