Me, Self-Absorbed?

“We don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it–because we need it.” 
― Bree Despain, The Dark Divine

I can be so self-absorbed at times, ” my life, my rules, my importance,” and tend to forget that the world doesn’t and shouldn’t revolve around me.

The problem lies mostly in my desire to be right and in making no allowances or room for the opinions and beliefs of others. Some would call this narrow-mindedness or stubbornness but I don’t think that’s accurate.  All of us can tend to be bit narrow-minded and stubborn in the belief systems that we have formed over our lifetime. No, I think it is more about not being willing to love and forgive, regardless of the differences we all at times may share. Gluten Free Carrot Cake: Pure and Simple It is becoming clearer to me, that my responsibility lies not in forcing another to believe what I believe, but to love them in spite of those differences and in being willing to forgive when those differences bring us pain. A tough lesson to learn and as usual brought about in the crucible. I continually ask myself “why must I always learn these lessons the hard way? ” but at the same time, very grateful I am still open to learning them.

Gluten Free Carrot Cake: Pure and Simple Gluten Free Carrot Cake. When I first came upon this recipe, I was determined to change it up a bit,  but after preparing it as the recipe dictated I realized it was almost perfect just as it was. So I made a few changes and will say I very loosely adapted this recipe because the bones of it was already established. The original recipe came from My Natural Family. A great blog site that focuses on taking charge of your family’s health with an emphasis on Healthy recipes with real ingredients.

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

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Comments

  1. says

    Shari,

    Your carrot cake looks amazing and I truly love Carrot cake. It looks so fresh and moist, but I love this post for the reminder of how we should love other people.
    We will always find someone with differences, but it is not our job to change them. It is our job to pray for them and love them.
    Beautiful post,
    Diane Roark

  2. says

    Shari, the cake is lovely- I love the powdered sugar so artfully sprinkled on top! Thank you for the introduction to My Natural Family- I am looking forward to exploring their blog. :)

    You said, “It is becoming clearer to me, that my responsibility lies not in forcing another to believe what I believe, but to love them in spite of those differences and in being willing to forgive when those differences bring us pain.” Such a powerful sentiment.
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    • says

      Thank you Joy. Our path is not always an easy one; love and forgiveness can make the road a little smoother. I appreciate you stopping by and your thoughtful comments.
      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Shari

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