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Inspirational Word of the Week: FORGIVE – Top 10 Forgive Quotes

HERE’S MY FAVOURITE 

TOP 10 FORGIVE QUOTES 

Once you’ve read these, why not have a go at this week’s inspirational forgiveness task and even click back to the forgiveness therapeutic creative writing exercise that will help you come to terms with forgiving yourself and those that have hurt you.

If you’d like to digitally download any of the above quotes, in a classy elegant blank print, to display around your home or office …

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE, FROM AS LITTLE AS 99P

You can also see the ‘forgiveness message’ we are spreading through inspirational clothing, as you never know who needs to see your message.

You can check out

Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

See a range of tote bags, posters and clothing for ladies, men and children, all designed to inspire and motivate you and others.

Clothing that spreads the love with messages of forgiveness … one of our favourites is the children’s quote in this range, ‘Forgive me for being so cute’.

A range of colours are available; see the meaning of your favourite colours on Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

Don’t forget to see my previous blog post that includes a therapeutic creative writing exercise to help you see how you can become a forgiving person.

Ask yourself: How forgiving are you? Of yourself? Or others?

Forgiveness can feel like a hard thing to do. If someone has hurt you, that hurt can burn away inside of you. But how wonderful would it feel to get rid of that burning inside … well, it is possible … once you learn to forgive and send love instead of anger, you’ll feel as if a weight has been lifted.

The only person you are hurting by holding onto resentment, anger or frustration, is yourself.

Life is too short to be angry with others and yourself. Each day is a fresh start. A new day to focus on your love for others and yourself.

This is easier said than done. Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to do. Especially if someone you love has hurt you. It doesn’t mean that you let a person back into your life, but it does mean you let it go. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to let people walk all over you. It’s just a better way of living. Once you learn to forgive you understand the world is a brighter place. You’ll feel like a weight has been lifted. One of the worst things you can do is seek revenge. Whatever you put out into the universe, you’ll receive back. So any anger you are holding onto, this will be reflected back to you in your own life. Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to do, but one of the most rewarding.

This not only goes for forgiving others but also forgiving yourself …

As always, my mini message to you and why I love inspirational quotes … (I repeat this message on these blogs, as I truly want people to look at the positives in life and focus on the good. By reiterating that here, if it helps at least one person, then this blog is worth it)

I truly hope you get something from my words. When I was at my lowest, I inundated myself with quotes. I even started my own spreadsheet of quotes. I remember updating my spreadsheet while sitting in one of the spare bedrooms of my in-laws’ house, my two-year-old cuddled up to me, while my newborn laid in the crib next to the bed. I remember thinking, I have to stay positive. We have to get through this period of helplessness; lost businesses, family disputes, mental health problems, financial wreckage … it was safe to say, I was so grateful to my in-laws for putting a roof over our heads and food in our mouths, as I’m not sure where we would have ended up. I keep this short, as this part of my life is a novel in itself. But I want you to know, life is full of lessons … it’s up to us to face those challenges, knock down those barriers and keep going. Staying positive is easier said than done when you’re faced with daily struggles, but I trained my brain to only look at the bright side and block out the negative. By doing this, the Universe showed me that I can have all that I dream of and life can be magical, miracles do happen and life can be pretty awesome.

I developed my spreadsheets into daily inspirational quote books. A few years later, when I started my MA in Creative Writing, I totally connected with reflective writing. Hence the reason, I developed therapeutic creative writing exercises on my blog.

Since then, I’ve never given up on inspirational messages. I love them; I wake up to them, I go to sleep with them. I have my own affirmations. I want everyone to know the power of the mind. The power that you have to inspire yourself and others, no matter how much you feel this can’t happen for you. Trust me, from someone who felt the same, it can happen for you. YOU can make it happen. Remember, the Law of Attraction is always working, so if you feel negative things are happening in your world, listen to your thoughts, look for things to be grateful for, look for things to appreciate and watch your world become blessed with miracles and magic.

 

To help you along,

you can download my

FREE inspirational book here

 

 

Fill yourself with positive thoughts and watch the negativity fade away.

How we see these messages can be through various forms, but sometimes people are not looking for them  … but they need them. This was one of the reasons I created my online inspirational clothing store, & digital inspirational downloads as you never know who needs to see the messages & how it could help them at that moment in time.

I hope you find something that will help spread love, inspiration and encouragement.

Happy browsing, sending you love, happiness and joy always

Love Victoria

xxx

Victoria is a women’s fiction author, published by Bombshell Books. 

Following her own dreams, she was ecstatic to be published with Bombshell Books. The 2nd book in the ‘myself series’ will be released at the end of September. She hopes by writing her inspirational blog and promoting her inspiring clothing, she will help others pursue their goals. Spreading love and positivity always.

A heart warming story that leaves you wanting more

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Losing Myself,

Out September 29th, 2017

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Inspirational Words: How To Become A Forgiving Person

This week’s positive word

on our A-Z Inspirational Journey …

F is for

FORGIVENESS

Many people waste much of their life holding grudges, despises others and feeling anger towards certain people. It’s such a shame they don’t realise they are only hurting themselves. The negativity they feel towards another is only reflected back to them through the universe.

In my blog posts I like to ask you questions, because it helps to get you thinking about your life and the world that surrounds you.

So, ask yourself …

Do you feel wronged by someone? Do you feel like these feelings are eating you up?

Are you spending too much time dwelling on these emotions?

Do you realise what these emotions are doing to you?

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You may feel like you’re being weak for being forgiving, or you may feel as if you are saying it’s okay for people to walk all over you. Lack of forgiveness has the opposite effect. Not forgiving someone can make you weak. It takes up a lot of energy to harbour negative emotions. Forgiving someone will only make you stronger. Move on and away from these negative emotions.

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It will enable you to see life from a brighter perspective, learn from the experience and move forward. You can’t move forward when you are dwelling on a negative experience. You must learn to forgive to be truly happy.

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When you are in an unforgiving state, you can’t think straight. You are so wrapped up in anger that every time you think of this person ‘it makes your blood boil’. Once the anger calms down, the hurt can set in … ‘how could they do this to me?’

If we are betrayed by those we are closest to, this hurts even more. It can be harder to forgive someone closer to us, but we must learn to forgive to have a happy life. To find peace.

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When you are lacking forgiveness against a person you are hurting yourself rather than them. They can’t feel the burning sensation that you have inside of you. The feeling that you have been either fooled, played, not cared about, etc. They can’t feel that. They may be feeling guilty and want your forgiveness, in that case, you must give that forgiveness to move forward.

To move on with your life, you must forgive.

But if they are not understanding why you feel hurt, why you feel so angry, then simply move on. Yes, it is that simple, because you are not hurting them, you are only hurting yourself.

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If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you will know that I love therapeutic creative writing exercises to get you thinking, express your emotions which helps to analyse your emotions and feelings. I love therapeutic writing, it can really help when you feel like something is on your mind and churning you over.

This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise will allow you to unchurn things:

HOW TO BECOME A FORGIVING PERSON

So take a piece of paper and start freestyle writing. In this piece of writing concentrate on the following things:

  • What this person has done to you.
  • What are you gaining from NOT forgiving them?
  • What have you learnt from the situation?
  • Imagine thanking this person for enabling you to learn something new.
  • How can you move on from here? What steps can you put in place?
  • How would it feel to take hold of this situation, bring it close and love the fact that this has happened because you have learnt something new.
  • How wonderful would it feel to let this go?
  • Describe how you would feel if you could love this experience and move on.

Therapeutic writing is very powerful, it can allow you to shout and scream at the page, then move forward to a different moment. Really take the time to write down your emotions and try to learn from this experience.

Imagine if everything DOES happen for a reason … why do you think this has happened? When you look at things from this perspective you’ll be amazed at the answers you will find.

If you could replace those feelings of anger and negativity with love, imagine how amazing you would feel.

Move on, move forward and move up!

Don’t let your lack of forgiveness stop you achieving amazing things with your life. You will find that others will carry on with their life while you dwell on the unfairness of yours. Don’t be the person who is wasting your life with anger … replace it with love and awesome things will happen!

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Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

If you’d like help in surrounding yourself with positivity, you can download your very own FREE inspirational guide here.