Gifts of Character – Forgiveness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Forgiveness. Forgiveness is about our willingness to heal the past. It does not require that we let another off the hook, as we can and should hold others accountable for their actions or lack of actions. The healing effect of forgiveness frees us from the…

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Gifts of Character – Forgiveness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Forgiveness. Forgiveness gives us the opportunity to look forward with hope. Forgiving ourselves for choices we have made or forgiving another person, we are ready to let go and relieve ourselves of being hurt over and over. Forgiveness is the first step in starting anew.…

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Gifts of Character – Forgiveness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Forgiveness. Forgiveness is about giving a fresh start by overlooking mistakes. When we forgive, we do not hold on to a grudge or resentfulness. We free ourselves and others to do things differently. It is providing hope that other persons and we can change. I…

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Gifts of Character – Forgiveness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Forgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice we have when an event has taken place that hurt us. Forgiveness requires strength of character and compassion, but does not demand that we forget, that is a choice too. We are demonstrating a generosity of spirit to overlook the…

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Gifts of Character – Forgiveness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Forgiveness. Forgiveness is about overlooking mistakes. Forgiveness lets go of resentment and does not look for revenge. It is the opportunity to give another chance. It does not mean that what was done was right; simply that a choice is being made to be generous…

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Gifts of Character – Mercy

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Mercy. Mercy is going beyond what justice would serve to a person. Mercy is giving more, another opportunity, a fresh chance, a clean slate. Mercy is about compassion, forgiveness and remembering how we have received mercy from others, so we are moved to do the…

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Gifts of Character – Grace

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Grace. Grace is about our connection to the Universe and how that relationship shows itself in our communications and relationships. When we connect with a source higher than ourselves, we can give what we receive: unconditional love, kindness, dignity, and forgiveness. We feel the abundance…

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Gifts of Character – Integrity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Integrity. Integrity is about doing the right thing even when it is hard. We keep our promises and are careful not to promise something we are not able to deliver. Integrity is the virtue that encourages us to give our best to all of our…

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Gifts of Character – Prayerfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Prayerfulness. Prayerfulness is about spending time each day in quiet reflection to express gratitude and listen for guidance from the Universe. It is a mindfulness of every act and decision we make. Prayerfulness opens us to spiritual direction and personal sacred conversation of hope and…

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Gifts of Character – Understanding

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Understanding. The beginning of understanding is engagement. When fully engaged with another person, we seek what is happening for that person before coming to a conclusion about motives or actions. It places us in the position to use our compassion and forgiveness. Understanding is seeing…

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