Kaleidoscope #1130


Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.
― 
Cherie Carter-Scott 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1129


But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.
― 
Idowu KoyenikanWealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image by Stux from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #1127


Forgiveness is the best part of valor…Discretion is easy. It’s finding the courage to forgive yourself and others that is hard.
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dance with the Devil 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1126


One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony.
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I have a fair collection of crystals and took a close up of my amethyst geode. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1125


Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1123


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, every day, 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 even see those things anymore. Because that’s what love is like.
C. JoyBell C. 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image by Susilo Adi from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #1122


For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
bell hooks 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image by Stux from Pixabay.