day 29 of 29~gifts. it has been a life lesson, an eye opening of all the little things i give each day, and the more i can give. i did not accomplish all i had hoped to these 29 days, but it has opened my eyes to mindfully giving. even something SO small, a hello, an "i SEE you, i love you" can totally change the direction of someone's day. today on day 29 i am giving myself a gift. in ways the most important gift, yet hardest to give, forgiveness. i made a list (yes written list) of people and situations that have burdened my heart. some go way back, but i can recall them, and the pain, like it was yesterday. how does that serve my children, my family, my spirit? of course it does not serve, but only takes away. carrying such anger and hurt, no matter how trivial is still taking up space where where something else could grow. so today i am releasing them. i am even giving them a little ceremony to honor this 29th day. for i am human, imperfect, and surely will stumble back upon one of these hurts, trip up, try to embrace it again. my hope is perhaps by doing this i can snap myself back out of that space. a little conversation with myself... no no no kristin, you let that go remember???!!! oh oh yes, right!.... i do not need to call each person to right any of this, no, this is for me, my gift. these feelings have taken up enough of my time already, today is just about setting them free, keeping them near has only made my bags heavy. so today like this image, i am emptying out~letting go~lightening my load.
in the spirit of giving i have some important plans.
***please check back tomorrow for a VERY special post. ***