Somedays life is hard.
Somedays I’m filled with regret.
I can’t forget those I’ve hurt.
The people I’ve walked all over.
The ones I’ve taken for granted.

Most of all
It’s hard not to regret
The times I’ve been unkind to
The person that matters the most –
Yes, I’ve not cherished myself
Like I’m supposed to.
Not accepted the person
I am.
Taken myself for granted.
Put the wrong people first
Allowed myself to be taken for granted
Not forgiven myself for wronging others.

When I am this way
There’s no place for grace.
No place for the light to
Come through the brokenness.
I resist grace.
I fight it.
I want to wallow in self-pity
I want to be unkind to myself.

Today is not one of those days
Today is a day for accepting grace
For knowing I’ve been forgiven
For letting the past go
For allowing the light in.
Today is for forgiving
even as I’ve been forgiven

“If we are not willing to see and accept those events in which we have been the source of others’ suffering, then we cannot truly know ourselves or the grace by which we live.” – Gregg Krech, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

accepting grace


Today I’m joining the #1000Speak a monthly linkup on the 20th of every month, which invites bloggers to blog about compassion/empathy, etc. This month’s link up is on the topic of Acceptance.

It is time for #MondayMusings and all you have to do is:

  • Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
  • Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link to Write Tribe.
  • Add your link to the linky which you will find either here or on Write Tribe or on the post of a co-host.
  • Use our #MondayMusings badge to help other bloggers join in too.


Every Monday, another blogger will be co-hosting with me. If you’d like to be that blogger, let me know either in the comments or by using the contact form. I’ll let you know the date and provide you with the code.

Today’s linky can be found here below and my co-host is the insightful Ramya of Me Otherwise.