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Accepting Grace #MondayMusings #1000Speak

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

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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.


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  2. Ajay Pai Ajay Pai July 25, 2015

    As i read the last para, and especially the line, which says, “Today is a day for accepting grace, for knowing I’ve been forgiven …”, i could feel that positive energy coming in. The tightened, nerves, were loosened.. Wow.

    Power of writing.. amazing isn’t it?
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  3. Sherry Sherry July 23, 2015

    This is lovely. I was just talking to somebody else earlier this morning about accepting compromise with grace rather than with resentment. A very powerful message.
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  4. Esha M Dutta Esha M Dutta July 22, 2015

    Very beautiful post! Loved this Corinne, especially why we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves. Beautiful poem too 🙂

  5. nabanita nabanita July 22, 2015

    So true Corinne…It’s so important to be kind and accepting to our own selves..Until that happens we can’t truly be happy and content..

  6. Sacha Sacha July 22, 2015

    Truly, beautiful!!! brought tears to my eyes followed by a bi smile..Thanks for sharing.

  7. Michelle Liew Michelle Liew July 21, 2015

    Well said, Corrine. BEfore we can forgive and accept anyone else, we have to do so for ourselves.

  8. Vinitha Vinitha July 21, 2015

    Beautiful and thought provoking.
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  9. Shalini Shalini July 20, 2015

    Loved each and every word! It’s a beautiful poem portraying what we all go through at some stage or the other of life. Well expressed!
    Shalini recently posted..Unbreak my Heart #poetryMy Profile

  10. Tammy Tammy July 20, 2015

    So many of us seem to take ourselves out of the loop when it comes to matters of acceptance, compassion and nurturing. I think #1000speak is causing a ripple effect in many of our lives. Love it 🙂

  11. Cathy Cathy July 20, 2015

    I’ve often wondered how it was easier for me to forgive others than to forgive myself. You captured that perfectily today Corinne. Something for me to think about.
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  12. Karen Karen July 20, 2015

    Lovely post. We often forget to be kind to ourselves.

  13. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg July 20, 2015

    That’s beautifully said and gives a lot to ponder on. I liked the thought of forgiving self. Usually we are too critical of ourselves and indulge in a lot of pity parties in the head.

  14. Francene Stanley Francene Stanley July 20, 2015

    Your recognition of considering yourself first before others comes at a pertinent time. I had decided to put other’s needs before my own when I lunch with my ailing husband and our aging friend. I’ll consider myself as well.

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  16. Sharyn Constantine Sharyn Constantine July 20, 2015

    A beautifully worded gentle reminder that while we can be hurt and hurt others, we can also forgive them and forgive ourselves. Wonderful.

  17. Parul Parul July 20, 2015

    Such beautiful words Corinne.. thought provoking.
    Today is for forgiving, even as I’ve been forgiven..
    Well expressed.
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  19. Lata Lata July 20, 2015

    It’s hard to balance between caring for others and caring for yourself but it should be done for a balanced and harmonious existence
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