#ygkChallenge: Forgive

forgiveWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Let go of an old grudge.  Spring is the season of new beginnings, a time to clean up the messes left by a long winter, to open our windows and to breathe the new spring air.  While we usually link these ideas to the literal cleaning of closets, vehicles, gardens and refrigerators, this is also a great time to take a look at our relationships and do something to help cleanse our hearts and minds.  Being angry at someone requires a lot of energy from both people involved.  It hurts us to be mad, both mentally and physically.  So this week we challenge you to let go of an old grudge.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean that it was OK for someone to hurt you, and in some situations it won’t mean the rekindling of a friendship, but it can do a lot for your soul to let things go and move on.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Anthony Doudt for supplying the photo associated with this week’s challenge.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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