forgiveness
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Making forgiveness easier

Should we ‘forgive and forget?’

Is it best to be compassionate in all situations to free ourselves from the bind of unforgiveness, or is it better to forgive everyone unconditionally?

I am currently struggling with forgiveness in a particular personal relationship, so this chat was of particular interest to me.

If you struggle with forgiveness, or perhaps even are not sure how to go about it…then you may find some answers in this post.

Sarah Lawrence
goodness abounds
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Goodness Abounds – 365 true stories of loving kindness

Nobody every said life was easy, or even fair, so sometimes it can be hard not to get bogged down when difficulties head our way or when the world seems to have gone nuts. In Goodness Abounds, Sarah Lawrence, along with a lot of other writers share daily stories of goodness abounds – goodness and kindness shared by everyday people in everyday situations. A lovely book to have handy, read a page per day, and be uplifted by the fact that goodness abounds and is truly still with us!

Sarah Lawrence
Help stop bullying
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Help stop bullying with this summer read – Larger-than-life Lara by Dandi Mackall

In Larger-Than-Life Lara by Dandi Mackall, Lara is truly larger than life – in some unexpected ways.

She is an overweight child and is ridiculed for this, yet she has special talents which finally open up the children’s hearts in the school where she starts over (again).

We get the impression from the story that she has moved from school to school already.

Lara’s story is told by another classmate, Laney Grafton who is initially relieved when Lara turns up since Laney as up until this point been the class kicking post for anyone with a bullying disposition…Laney realizes after the first 3 days of Lara’s school attendance that she has not been kicked, pushed or called names.

Both my girls read this book and suggested I read it too.  In fact, they were insistent!

It’s an easy read for adults and children alike and is a great way to begin to understand the insidious nature of bullying from a child’s perspective.

Sarah Lawrence