“Merriam-Webster defines brave as ‘having or showing courage.’ Courage as ‘mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.’ I have come to see that I do have strength and tenacity, and that I can forge my own unique path forward,” states Lisa Niver in her recent article.
Lisa open-heartedly shares her journey with Jewish Journal, taking readers through global travel, a divorce, obtaining a ‘Conservative get’ and finally stepping into a new life.
“My steps included rebuilding wesaidgotravel.com, which was intentionally neglected during my divorce. It became solely mine and finally had real paperwork as a proper business with an LLC and a bank account. Others began to notice me as a travel professional, and I started to contribute articles to USA Today, Wharton Magazine and SheKnows.”
The power of forgiveness is underestimated between friends, family and loved ones; it is often completely forgotten when it comes to finding peace within ourselves.
“Forgiving myself has been a theme of my healing over the last two years, and I chose a prayer about the power of forgiveness as the fifth prayer. For the sixth, I chose to say the misheberach, a blessing of renewal and healing of the world, along with Judy Chicago’s “Merger Poem.” For my seventh blessing, I selected the Shehecheyanu, the blessing for making it to this time and celebration of new beginnings. Afterward, I said the Shema.”
This telling of self-discovery through faith and forgiveness is something we can all relate to at some point in our lives. Not if, but when we fall, it’s a matter of finding the strength somewhere inside to get back up time and time again.
Read the full article on Jewish Journal here and check out Lisa’s Sizzle Reel below: