Examples of Forgiveness

Tonight I had the pleasure of watching the movie Invictus with my son.  I had seen it before but I had the pleasure of sharing a bit of the story about Nelson Mandela and his journey of forgiveness.  He truly represented what it could mean to be be persecuted and still keep an open heart. My son, who is 9, found the concept to be amazing.  He understands forgiveness for individual acts, but a lifetime of injustice?  We had some amazing conversations throughout the movie.

I love the pause button.  For the purpose of the movie, we could pause and process what the events in the movie were about.  In life, the pause button allows me to simply breath and make space for a new perspective.  I can be literal, metaphorical and filled with gratitude all at once.  yay me.

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