{doodling the kind way} day three

Hi and welcome back to maggie’s doodles! We’re on day three of #doodlingthekindway ๐Ÿ’• I love how fun and pretty this series is!

You can check out all the ‘doodling the kind way‘ posts here.

kindness quote:

“You can always give something, even if it is just kindness.” – Anne Frank

๐Ÿ’ž To forgive someone takes kindness. Recall a time when you had to show someone kindness by forgiving them.

My mom and I work hard together to keep our big family smoothly chugging along (not sure why I put it that way, but ๐Ÿ˜‚). There are days (and even weeks sometimes) where we’re not able to do much together that’s fun, which is disappointing to both of us.

When I was younger and both of us had less responsibilities, we’d do many things a week together: read books, watch movies, play games, go places, make crafts, etc! It was really great, but it has made the fact that we do so little together now more painfully obvious.

There have been times where she’s felt like it was her fault that we can’t do that many fun things anymore. But I totally get it! It took me a while to really get that the workload is what was putting more and more time between the fun experiences, but I’ve adjusted to it now.

I’ve been working on showing her forgiveness, and also forgiving myself, because we’re doing the best we can with how our lives are right now.

We watch episodes of TV shows together when we can, and other times we’ll look at memes, talk about current topics, and have fun laughing about things. We do what we can with the time we have and work on being understanding.

I love you, Mom! โค

*fancy drum roll*
it’s time for…
Captain Kindness!

๐Ÿ’“ Captain Kindness Inspiration of the Day ๐Ÿ’“
forgive someone who’s hurt you

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free
and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes
This powerful, inspiring quote is something I’d like to
pass on to you today! Forgiveness is a challenging thing
to give, but the gift we receive of being set free
from that heartache is infinitely worth it.

Here are some little examples of people/incidents
you can forgive:
๐Ÿ’“ someone in the past who said something
that rubbed you the wrong way
๐Ÿ’“ your little brother for stepping on your foot
๐Ÿ’“ your friend for not responding
to your texts
๐Ÿ’“
yourself for missing a few goals
you set this week

What does forgiveness mean to you? What’s something you’ve forgiven someone for? Let’s chat in the comments!

13 Comments

  1. Ahh, this is such a profound topic! I loved that quote by Lewis B. Smedes! I think forgiveness is also a form of acceptance, as in accepting a person for who thy really are, accepting all the bad events that happened rather than pretending they never did. And it goes both ways too. Lovely post as always, Maggie โœจ

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    1. Yes I loved that quote too! Very true โค yeah "getting over" something someone did is more avoidance than forgiveness, which takes deliberate action and opening your heart to accept that person all over again. Thank you D ๐Ÿ˜Š

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