Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I accept myself completely.

I accept my strengths and my weaknesses,
my gifts and my shortcomings,
my good points and my faults.

I accept myself completely as a human being.

I accept that I am here to learn and grow,
and I accept that I am learning and growing.

I accept the personality I've developed,
and I accept my power to heal and change.

I accept myself without condition or reservation.

I accept that the core of my being is goodness
and that my essence is love,
and I accept that I sometimes forget that.

I accept myself completely, and in this acceptance
I find an ever-deepening inner strength.

From this place of strength, I accept my life fully
and I am open to the lessons it offers me today.

I accept that within my mind are both fear and love,
and I accept my power to choose
which I will experience as real.

I recognize that I experience only the results
of my own choices.

I accept the times that I choose fear
as part of my learning and healing process,
and I accept that I have the potential and power
in any moment to choose love instead.

I accept mistakes as a part of growth,
so I am always willing to forgive myself
and give myself another chance.

I accept that my life is the expression of my thought,
and I commit myself to aligning my thoughts
more and more each day with the Thought of Love.

I accept that I am an expression of this Love.

Love's hands and voice and heart on earth.

I accept my own life as a blessing and a gift.

My heart is open to receive, and I am deeply grateful.

May I always share the gifts that I receive
fully, freely, and with joy.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

I found this poem on the internet. It sums up how I've been feeling lately. Gone is the roar of uncertainty. Replaced by a quiet acceptance of me. It took 41 years to get here. I am grateful that it happened at all. I find myself laughing with complete abandonment, crying when I want to and being quiet and observing when I can. Life has changed, no it's not perfect, but it's mine, and I finally accept it........


  1. Love it! OK, now accept this....It just keeps getting better and better!

  2. nice. like a testament to your life...a guiding principle...i like it...hope you are well today...smiles.

  3. beautiful!! acceptance is the answer to all our problems today. wonderful inspiration for my wednesday :)

  4. Accepting myself even in the face of what others may think has been difficult. But I am glad to say that on most days I can do this.