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One Moment Of My Life

2009 Challenge 109/365 - Clock

One moment of my life:
One moment to decide
who I wanted to live for.
One moment when all the world
Seemed to stand still as I made my choice
One moment that continues
To guide the course of my life
The one moment I chose ME.

Since then, it’s been a series of moments
But that one moment shines brightly
As a beacon to guide my subsequent decisions.

Hoping that you have that one moment too
The one moment when you choose YOU.

I can’t believe I did it – but I did. I have successfully blogged every day of BlogFEST 2012. Today is the last day and I’m linking in with Journey of Life’s prompt: One Moment In My Life.  Thank you for all your support, dear readers.



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  1. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc November 4, 2012

    Congratulations BS!

    I chose… at the moment…I know God will understand.

    Lots of love!
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  2. Jenn Jenn November 1, 2012

    hey there stopping by from NaBloPoMo love the site and will be following along all month cannot wait to read what comes next!
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  3. Irene Irene November 1, 2012

    Ooh great post, Corinne! I admit it is something I am relearning. It’s easy for me to feel guilty, but I know I also need to take care of myself, set my own priorities, and make decisions for ME. If I take care of ME, it would be much easier to help other people.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful reminder! Take care always and God bless ❀ πŸ™‚
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  4. Jyothi Jyothi November 1, 2012

    Congrats Corinne! You inspire me to try something like this. πŸ™‚

    Yes, I chose ME too. πŸ™‚ And though I don’t remember that exact moment, I am highly grateful to it. It changed my life completely.
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  5. ramananth ramananth November 1, 2012

    To love oneself unconditionally is the best one can do to oneself.Without love for self there can never be any love for others. However, there are many people who think otherwise.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Sadly, we’re often taught to put the whole world before ourselves, Rama. Taking care of oneself is almost considered selfish. But I learnt that wasn’t true and I hope everyone else learns too.

  6. Punam J R Punam J R November 1, 2012

    Wonderful lines, Corinne.. and the moment we choose us, is the moment that redefines us. πŸ™‚ For good or for bad.. Good for us, Bad for the judging world.. nevertheless, ALWAYS, always, categorically choose ME. It is not selfish – it is self-respect. And I hope your poem reaches millions.
    I chose myself too. And I am glad I did. Had I not, I would have been stagnating as a rotten vegetable.
    You know what choosing me did to me, right? It helped me FLY. πŸ™‚
    Love, Punam
    Punam J R recently posted..She sold herselfMy Profile

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      I’m so glad you chose YOU, Punam and so happy to see you fly! β™₯

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Oh es, Jaish. And the sooner we realize that, the happier we’ll be and consequently make the world a happier place too.
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  7. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando November 1, 2012

    You are an inspiration, Corinne! You made it! There was never a shred of doubt in my mind that you could. Because, you are comfortable and at ease with the you God created you to be. What a wondrous relief it is to find that path at last where we walk hand-in-hand with Him.
    May blessings abound for you as you “choose me” because the Lord chose you!
    Love you, my friend!
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Look who’s talking. I’ve been so bad about catching up with your posts. Glad to know that you guys are okay! I must have been scary.
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Your a great blogging partner, Kathy. I love how you move swiftly from one challenge to another. You inspire me. β™₯

  8. Journey of Life Journey of Life November 1, 2012

    That was beautifully written, how that one moment that you have chosen–yourself– has shined thru who you are today.
    Thank you Corrine for participating in the prompt of the day, One Moment in Your Life.
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Thank you so much, A. It was a great prompt and I enjoyed responding to it.

  9. Dangerous Linda Dangerous Linda November 1, 2012

    wow! corinne, congratulations! i cannot imagine blogging every single day. although i didn’t read every single post, i read many of them and they were always well done and interesting or intriguing. living for YOU looks GREAT on YOU!
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Thank you, Linda. Your feedback is always important to me. The writing was a good practice and it would be unfair of me to expect my readers to read a post every single day. πŸ™‚

  10. janu janu October 31, 2012

    Kudos for choosing yourself…and congrats…we did it. Boy! am I glad that this blogfest is over?

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      There is no other way, I think, Janaki! Oh yes, we did it. The BlogFEST is over – but I’m already on to something else. Mad or what? πŸ˜‰

  11. AlkaGurha AlkaGurha October 31, 2012

    An amazing feat indeed.
    That one ‘Aha Moment’ can be very inspiring and enlightening.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 31, 2012

      Ah thanks, Alka. I’m seriously thinking of doing another month straight. What to do, I’m a glutton for punishment! πŸ˜‰
      Yes, that one Aha-moment can guide us through life.

  12. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles October 31, 2012

    Congratulations !!

    Ah what a ride… I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every post so much.

    I wanted to try a blogathon…but then I felt I blog too extensively (well that is what some people tell me) so I don’t know if a blogathon would make sense!
    Privy Trifles recently posted..Inspired Inscribes – 1My Profile

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 31, 2012

      Thanks so much, Privy. You should try it out sometime. Right now there’s the NaBloPoMo for November on. Are you up for it? If so, I’ll send you details. πŸ™‚

  13. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh October 31, 2012

    Congratulations on your achievement Corinne!

    I could never do it πŸ™‚

    I know these were micro-mini posts, yet each one was whole and complete on it’s own. But you know my habit of writing….I just can’t stop! But I am happy for you and wish you the best in more of such challenges. These are the moments to be proud of πŸ™‚
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 31, 2012

      Thanks so much, Harleena and for your support and encouragement through the month. My English teacher in school always said I wrote too briefly – now here’s where that weakness came to my aid! πŸ˜‰

      • Harleena Singh Harleena Singh October 31, 2012

        Always a pleasure to read your wonderful posts. Ah…I wouldn’t call that a weakness at all, instead it’s an art few of us have – not me at least. πŸ™‚
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        • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

          One person’s weakness is another person’s art, huh? πŸ˜‰ Thank you all the same, Harleena. I need to learn how to write at length though.

  14. Leah Leah October 31, 2012

    Well done Corinne! I have to admit, I’ve never attempted to blog more than twice a week. Today’s choice was perfect. Choosing to live for oneself and not giving away your power. This is a lesson I keep relearning. Each time the stakes seem to go a little higher. Sending love, my powerful posting sister. Thank you for the gift of you!
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues November 1, 2012

      Thanks, Leah. This is the second time, I’ve attempted something like this. But this time, I was smarter than before. I kept the posts short! πŸ˜‰
      Loving oneself is something I converted to and I would wish that for everyone else – especially you.
      Thank you for being all you are, Leah – you inspire me! β™₯

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