Global, International, National and World and Forgiveness Days
Date When Celebrated :
Global Forgiveness Day is held on July 7. It is also referred to as "World Forgiveness Day" and "National Forgiveness Day".
International Forgiveness Day is held on the first Sunday of August
Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two major organizations in particular that lay claim to creating a Forgiveness Day. If you dig deeply, you will discover that there are a number of other "Forgiveness" days, created by primarily religious organizations, or organized groups promoting the concept of forgiveness. These holidays are world or international events. There's enough trouble and strife in the world. The existence of multiple forgiveness days can only help to make the world and your life a little better. We agree with the sponsors of this day, that a little more forgiveness will help to make the world a much better place.
All of the holidays promoting forgiveness, have one thing in common: to forgive and forget wrongs. Put aside the grudges. Bury the hatchet. And, end the feuds. Life is too short to hold in the pain and anxiety. Instead, forgive people and you will find your life is calmer, and more peaceful. Forgiveness goes both ways. While much of the focus of these days encourages you to forgive others, it is also important to seek forgiveness to both God and others, for any wrongs you have done.
Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy of Christ's Ambassadors. This holiday originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Depending upon a variety of sources, this special holiday is sometimes called World Forgiveness Day and National Forgiveness Day.
International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.
Do your part. Use today to clear your conscience and your soul. Take a few moments to sincerely forgive someone and to ask forgiveness of others. If possible, make it public. That way forgiveness will spread.
Thought for Today: My therapist suggest I have a pre-occupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!
** The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement or forgiving.
** In Christian religions, the first Sunday before Lent is called "Forgiveness Sunday".
Quote of the Day: "To err is human. To forgive is divine."
Other Forgiveness Day Dates:
Many Organizations, often religious groups, have held "Forgiveness Days" on various dates during the year. Many of them are one-time or small, localized events.
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