Day 29: 31 Days of Life in the StepMom Trenches (Vlogtober)

Today, I am getting my carpets cleaned. While the carpets look good in my home, my husband insists that there is so much dirt in there that once they are cleaned… they’ll look and feel much better.

He’s right. This made me think about what is inside of me. I understand and believe in the power of forgiveness and when someone wrongs me (once), I work through it and forgive. I feel the benefits of forgiving.

But what happens when someone continues to do the same thing over and over? Is there a chance that while we say we forgive, we are building up a wall of protection/bitterness deep inside? We do have to protect ourselves but we also need to dig down and understand whether we are protecting ourselves from future hurt or whether we are we impacting our ability to live and trust other people in our lives.

In today’s vlog, I’m sharing what it means to forgive. It may not be what you think.

Takeaway: Do you have to do some deep emotional cleaning? Scrubbing ourselves periodically opens us up to love and live and gets rid of “junk” just sitting there and adding negativity to our life.

What do you think about forgiveness? Do you struggle with having to forgive someone over and over again?

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