Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and bearing no grudge against them.
Welcome to Penne's World of Forgiveness
Penitent – A TerraCuddles Story
Grandpa Clay shares this story of forgiveness with his grandkids. As often happens in school, wandering eyes and whispers during a test got two young students in trouble.
David knew that Clayton was smart, but when David's cheating was caught, Clayton was punished too. Angry, Clayton swore revenge against David -- and he got it too. Only it didn't get him what he expected.
Contemplating his expanding troubles during his walk home from school, Clayton encounters TerraCuddle Penne, who provides a simple lesson in both giving and asking forgiveness:
'Anger fades with understanding.'
Clayton learns something about David that changes his view. He also learns that unlike revenge, forgiveness requires courage. Join Dusty and Celeste as they learn about Penne's story of "Penitent."
Penne's Forgiveness Calendar
Download TerraCuddle Penne's inspiring calendar of Forgiveness. Collect the entire set. Find more inspiring calendars and register for free e-mail updates HERE..
"When we cannot forget
we are more troubled than those
who cannot remember."
Recommended Reading about Forgiveness"All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality. But even after he was rescued, his life remained haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering
"It" locked in his mother's basement. Desperately trying to make something of his life, Dave was determined to weather every setback and gain strength from adversity.
With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how a lost, nameless boy finally found himself in the heart and soul of a man who is free at last. Find this book at your local library, or online at Barnes & Noble.
Forgiveness in History
For almost fifty years, Anne Frank's diary has moved millions
with its testament to the human spirit's indestructibility. This new translation, performed by Winona Ryder, restores nearly one third of Anne's entries, excised by her father in previous editions, revealing her burgeoning sexuality, her stormy relationship with her mother, and more -- and is a well-known example of Forgiveness in history.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does
enlarge the future.
Find more Forgiveness quotes HERE.
Affirmations of Forgiveness
I will be quick to forgive.
I will not cover up my own wrongs, but will be quick to ask for forgiveness.
I will not seek revenge.
I will respond kindly to those who hurt me.
I will not take up offenses for others.
True Life Stories?
Anger, coersion and fear can create quick compliance with our wishes, but they can severely harm our relationships.
Often we hurt those whom we care about, and who care about us, the most -- our co-workers, our friends, our parents, and our children. Learning to forgive, and learning the process for understanding that goes with it, can truly enrich our lives.
Read The Gold Box and other inspiring stories, poems and articles of Forgiveness at True Life Stories.
Do you have a story to add? E-mail us!
Learning is enhanced when we (1)
see, (2) hear and then (3) do. Reviewing Forgiveness at TerraCuddles.com is a great start, but the key to making Forgiveness a meaningful part of our lives is to do it. Penne offers four activities for getting started, and they range from easy to challenging:. We invite you to explore -- and put into practice -- Penne's Forgiveness Activities.
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