Forgiveness isn’t an easy gig…..I wrote about this topic
in my co-authored book, Incredible Life….”From Fear to Freedom”.
A couple of things:
*I haven’t arrived; FREEDOM & forgiveness are a
process – a journey, not a destination.
*Ironically, just today I had the opportunity to
choose forgiveness with a new friend. That story may come later, but a key
point is that if we don’t choose to forgive we become bitter. Bitterness turns
into a lack of forgiveness whereby both people become prisoners. You have
imprisoned the perpetrator and you have also imprisoned yourself.
…..I have had a lot of “wrong” in my life. Some I
brought upon myself, but most that was done to me. That said, as I began to
“value” freedom, peace, and the possibility of a better story, I stepped out of
victim mentality and into forgiveness. Additionally, I moved out of shame and
shockingly was able to share my story (s) in hope that it would be of benefit
to others who might be struggling with similar experiences/issues.
In Incredible Life a few things I write regarding forgiveness:
1. “Accept that people are not perfect. Sometimes
people act from their own pain, fear, and experience. When someone is being
hurtful toward you, choose to investigate the reason behind the behavior…….While
this does not excuse wrong behavior or give license to hurt people, it provides
perspective and perhaps a measure of grace to forgive. ”
2. Get rid of toxic relationships and set healthy
boundaries. Boundaries are designed to keep love in, not out, and they help
Let’s raise a glass to the freedom that forgiveness offers!
Championing YOU…YOUR STYLE, BRAND, and CONFIDENCE
From The “Inside-Out”, Kim
Kim Crumpler is Founder of Uniquely Savvy, Inc and is a veteran Personal Style & Branding Coach, Personal Shopper, Author, and Speaker. An expert, Kim delivers results and is passionate about helping men & women BE comfortable and confident in their own skin, look and feel amazing, and attract more of who and what they want in life! Kim invites you to: Join the conversation on Uniquely Savvy’s facebook business page, call her for a phone consultation to determine how you will best benefit from her expertise, or book her to speak at your upcoming event. Available for keynotes, workshops, seminars, and girlfriend parties, the programs your audience will love range from personal style, to professional image and branding. Additionally, Kim co-authored, “Incredible Life: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours”, and speaks to a variety of audiences on personal empowerment – bringing inspirational messages of hope and sharing practical tips and tools learned on her inside-out, “From Fear to Freedom” journey. Contact Kim @ 425.503.9885 or learn more at www.uniquelysavvy.com.