Featured Writer – Mark Blackwell

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Well I don’t know about you, but I feel great when someone forgives me. We all make mistakes, say the wrong thing, take things to heart or misjudge a situation. Have you ever thought about yourself, have you ever thought that it may be yourself you need to forgive? Well the mistakes you have made may just have affected your own life, other people you have forgiven they have forgiven you so why have you not forgiven you?

You may not have even considered it important, but let me tell you. You are THE most important person in your life. Your mental health is so very important. Putting yourself in situations that are unhealthy for you. E.g. around negative people. You don’t do that, do you? If you do it’s time to start looking after you, forgiving yourself for not looking after you and making some changes in your life. Making a difference that means you are looking out for you, making sure you are well so you can do good in the world.

I started a group over a year ago, a group that helps people to support each other, people that have and are being affected by cancer. A friend said to me “Don’t forget to give yourself time” someone else said it to me today. It’s true, that we all need to make time for ourselves, acknowledge we are not perfect and forgive ourselves for neglecting ourselves, and not being the strong person we should be because we have worn ourselves out. That’s why we all help each other out, there are people that will look after CS in my absence and help lighten the load.

The bottom line is. Giving is admirable, as long as you give time to yourself. Time for yourself and time to forgive yourself. Because however important others are to you, without you they can’t be helped by you.

Written by, Mark Blackwell (A.K.A. Fonz)

For more inspirational thoughts from Mark, please visit his blog at: fonzandcancer daily blogging to encourage.


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5 responses to “Featured Writer – Mark Blackwell

  1. Very wise words. We have to be taken care of before we can choose to care for another and we are the person to know the care we need.

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  2. Excellent post. The hardest thing for me to learn was that I don’t have to yield to another person’s unreasonable sense of entitlement.

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  3. Thanks for the reblog! 🙂

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  4. You’re welcome:)

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