Assignment #4 – Kindness Blessings

Week 4 : Forgive

“Life offers its wisdom generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns.”

Assignment #4Reading: Read all of Section II of the book, “Becoming a Blessing.” Stop and consider any passage that speaks to you. Listen. Choose one chapter than you find most meaningful and read it again after having finished this section.

Kind Action: In the same way that it is easy to forgive a one year-old for doing something like grabbing your eyeglasses, practice forgiving people this week for any “indiscretion” you feel they have committed. In doing this, consider why it is hard to forgive. Note your responses. Additionally, at a quiet time some evening, perhaps in bed or just before, ask yourself if there is something big in your life over which you are holding a grudge. What are you getting from holding this grudge? What are you giving up? Are you able to let go of it?

Blessings Journal: This week jot down anything, and I mean anything, you experience as annoying. This may seem counterintuitive, recording what annoys you in your blessings journal. But the real blessing comes in recognizing these annoyances, seeing if they have something to teach you, and then working to let go of them.

Link to Book: “My Grandfather’s Blessings”