Happy Sunday! Over a month ago I gave a lesson in church about forgiveness.
A big part of the lesson was about the concept of letting go. When we hold on to grudges and allow past wrongs to continue to hurt us, really we are hurting ourselves more than the one we are not forgiving.
There is also a bit of the Golden Rule where forgiveness is concerned.
None of us are perfect, and we all are in need of forgiveness. As we hope for forgiveness, we must also be willing to give forgiveness.
That can be hard.
But it is doable.
I loved this quote by the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley--
"May God help us to be a little kinder, showing
greater forbearance, to be more forgiving,
more willing to walk the second milk,
to reach down and lift up...
to lay aside old grudges and nurture
them no more."
I centered my hand out for the girls on this quote.
Since forgiveness is all about healing, both others and ourselves, I thought it would be cute to attach a band-aid to the handout.
I simply printed off the Forgiveness Tags (which I made using PicMonkey...do you guys ever get tired of me talking about that site???).
Here is the tag for you--
(right click on the tag image, save to the computer and insert to a Word document)
Then just hole punch a bunch of band-aids and each handout. Tie the band-aids to the handouts.
A lovely little reminder of the importance of forgiving others. I love the part of the quote that says, "to lay old grudges and nurture them no more".
I think I shall work on that!