What does FORGIVENESS mean to you?

Happy New Month ~ March

Wishing you all a new month overflowing with FAITH.

It was not so long ago, back at the beginning of February that I was talking about each month coming up with a word that we can use as a way of assessing how good or bad, or important something is, in comparison to other things going on in our lives.  We need not only to find an equilibrium, we also need to put it into practice to lift our spirit.  In February the word was FORGIVENESS.

Well how did you do practising FORGIVENESS for the whole month?

I personally over the years have found it to be challenging. Challenging when someone has abused your trust, challenging when someone has let you down, challenging when you are having to dig yourself out a hole, which someone else has caused you to fall into. Although it’s not easy, it does get easier over time ~ forgiving.  As time passes by, you soon realise that non FORGIVENESS eats away at you, and that though forgiveness is challenging, it nevertheless, promotes PEACEFULNESS.

The healing process of FORGIVENESS though starts with SELF.  Having to forgive yourself, for the feeling of shame, embarrassment, for the self-pity.  When FORGIVING yourself, firstly, you are officially releasing yourself from the anger and blame.

ANGER shall continue to remain rooted and alive in your life, and will not stop growing unless you decide to uproot it, and replace it with FORGIVENESS. ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure

This is my take on FORGIVENESS.

The key that opens the heart to FORGIVENESS, opens the door to LOVE ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure

The word for March is PERSISTANT.

Happy New Month!!


No more excuses!

How much longer are you going to keep making the same excuses, and mistakes?

How much longer are you going to keep saying that ‘No one is perfect’?

That adage is just an excuse in my opinion, for not striving to do better, not striving for improvement, not striving to raise your standards or game.

Without practise how can you ever improve?  You have to work at something to improve it and perfect it.  Giving up is such a cheaper option, and a less challenging one.

In the same way we seek to increase the value of our property by making improvements to it, is the same way we increase our self worth and value by improvements also.

We have to make every effort to make conditions better in various aspects of our lives, and not just leave it to chance.  We have to make every effort to make things better than they were before, or better than we did before.  Either way it is an improvement of what it was previously.

If you no longer want to live a life, that no longer serves you, then apply those positive things that will add more value and enhance your life.

‘Practice may not seem perfect; it certainly is an improvement from what it was to what it is…NOW’.  ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure