I bet you did not know that today is Forgiveness Day! It is always a touchy subject, but one I think that we need to keep discussing on SwanWaters.
The most painful response I have received after telling someone about my decision to cut contact with my parents was: ‘You can’t, you will break their soul’. Why, after half a lifetime of pain and damage does the world still expect me to prioritize my abusers pain over my own?
I hadn’t actually thought of dedicating a post to Leonard Nimoy, but as with any celebrity passing social media took over. One story really touched my heart.
Domestic abuse is a difficult topic to talk about. It will likely make you feel uncomfortable – imagine how much worse it must feel for someone who has been subjected to it.
Helping others increases my own healing. Paying it forward does not make me feel stuck in the past. It helps me to keep driving forward.
We all know moments when the only thing that will do is a quiz. I stumbled on: Which Beatles Song Best Describes Your Life? I got: All You Need Is Love.
I found a poem that I had written years ago. Although it was years before there was even a concept of SwanWaters alive in the world, this poem is perfect for our beautiful community.
Today I almost cried while staring at my laptop screen in my local coffee shop. Someone had shared a link to an article in the Huffington Post that “would be interesting for the Swan project you work on”. I read, and read, and read, and I momentarily broke in half.