It’s Too Hard NOT To Forgive

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” — Steve Maraboli We often find ourselves stuck in the past, unable to let go of old hurts and experiences that we perceive as situations where weContinue reading “It’s Too Hard NOT To Forgive”

For-I-Give

Day 342  “It can be hard to forgive and let go but it’s important to remember that harboring the resentment and holding a grudge can hurt you even more. The word “forgive” really means to give something up for YOURSELF – not for them.” – Jack Canfield We’ve all heard it. We know it’s true. ButContinue reading “For-I-Give”

Chiaroscuro

Day 288 “All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle, yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.” – Jewish Hanukah Prayer It’s Food For Thought Friday, and today’s daily prompt is candle. When I saw that I thought I would easily be able to find an inspiring passage or poem toContinue reading “Chiaroscuro”

Live & Let Live

Day 257 “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw If you haven’t heard by now, Ryan Lochte was almost attacked by two protestors who rushed the stage last night on the season premier of Dancing With the Stars. LikeContinue reading “Live & Let Live”

Second Chances

Day 244 “But for that one moment – that one mistake – life would have been much different today. While it can’t be taken back, life is about second chances.” – William E. Lewis Jr. Today marks the completion of Kurilane’s eighth month of my year-long Positivity Project. I’ve covered the gamut as far as topics go, ranging from how toContinue reading “Second Chances”

Perfect Mistake

Day 238 “I have learned, that the person I have to ask for forgiveness from the most is myself. You must love yourself. You have to forgive yourself, everyday, whenever you remember a shortcoming, a flaw, you have to tell yourself “That’s just fine.” You have to forgive yourself so much, until you don’t evenContinue reading “Perfect Mistake”

Kinder Garden

Day 192 “Live each day as if it’s your last; that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not changeContinue reading “Kinder Garden”

#PrayForPeace

Day 190 “When we leave this planet we are no longer Black/ White/ Yellow/ Red, Jew/ Christian/ Muslim/ Buddhist/etc., or Gay/ Straight/ Bi/ Trans. We are genderless, colourless, dogma-less souls that have occupied a physical shell, for a brief period of time. We are entities that came from creation and will return to it.” –Continue reading “#PrayForPeace”

Karma

Day 161 “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu Both of my parents have always been involved in community service and helping others, so it’s a natural extension that I have a similar mindset. I’m grateful that they have always fostered and encouraged this quality inContinue reading “Karma”

Beautiful Soul

Day 155 “Sometimes you just have to make peace with your past in order to keep your future from becoming a constant battle.” – Unknown I came across this incredible story of healing, forgiveness and transformation. There are no words that I can add, so I will leave you with it: On the day Patty O’ReillyContinue reading “Beautiful Soul”