With Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays coming up, this would be a good time to talk about the importance of giving (I mean, love), forgiving (forgiveness) and thanksgiving.
Say “Thank you” to someone who gives, you give thanks. Say “I’m sorry” to someone you hurts, plead forgiveness. As to some other who hurt you, try to forgive. “Thank you,” “I’m Sorry.” A simple redemption lives in those utterances. There is grace there.
An act of total thanksgiving can become a moment of true forgiveness. Healing. Thanksgiving as forgiveness heals without anesthesia — it remembers everything, dulls nothing.
Have no fear! We can thank God for suffering, pain, weakness, and doubt. The Cross. There is nothing we cannot be thankful for. There are no wrong answers. We have nothing to repress or withhold.
We can’t remember everything, but the choice of what to remember and to forget is not as innocent as it seems. Today I try to give thanks as an act of surrender to the total, wholesome graciousness of existence, life, and being. I am especially thankful for forgiveness, the chance to try again and again.
Giving total thanks is impossible. We are incapable of rendering an account of everything. The finite cannot grasp the infinite. This absolute gap is worthy of our thanks too. For only emptiness requires grace.
#1 For every dream in our heart, God gives us inspiration. For every hope we seek, God gives us unexpected miracles. For every faith we believe, God blesses us more.
#2 Sometimes we do most things out of respect. But others will think otherwise. On the other hand, respect is earned. Trust has to be earned and easily broken too. We are only HUMAN after all. Only GOD can judge us the things we do, for what we need/have done. God is all so forgiving. Why can't humans do that too. There's this saying, try stepping in my shoes and walking/wheeling a mile. You'll see how hard it is to hold back tears and fake a smile.
#3 Our life is short. Make it a point to touch lives and hearts, give and forgive. Channel your energy to that which matters. Make it worth it.
#4 Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
#5 Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
#6 Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.
#7 Hearts were meant to be broken, it's the only way you’re going to get stronger! You have to go through the pain before the healing process can take place!
#8 The day you let go of hurt and embrace healing is the day you will start to move forward in your life.
#9 Forgive me O' Lord for the times I never said THANK YOU.
#10 I don't forget, I choose to forgive. I don't regret, I choose to move on. I don't hate, I choose to Love(Five).