A Poem About Self Acceptance

The Acceptance of Me

Today I am going to be kind at heart,
like I would to a friend right from the start.

I will listen to what you have to say,
and never judge for thinking that way.

I will forgive you when an oversight is made,
for the power of compassion should not be delayed.

I will give you strength as much as I can,
but won't think your weak if you need a helping hand.

I will honor your mind, body, and soul,
and accept who you are as a whole.

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amanda 5 years ago

Patty I love this! Great job.

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livingsimply 5 years ago from Isle of Arran, Scotland

I really like this. it is life affirming and thank you for sharing.

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momsponge 5 years ago Author

Thank you both for the very nice comments!

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Teylina 5 years ago

Like this, and need it just at this time! Thank you.

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momsponge 5 years ago Author

I am glad it was a comfort to you. At least for me, sometimes I am more supportive to others than to myself. So, this is just a reminder for me. :)

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Teylina 5 years ago

Think that's probably true of many more of us than we think--hope so. I know I agree! Outta here, but I've got bookmarked and checking you out!

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

How lovely and timely this is! A great poem to read to ourselves every single day...and I really like the photo of the woman hugging herself. I have a hub about that. I stop and hug myself often and it always feels good and reminds me to love the inner child. Thank you for a most uplifting hub. Voted up. And thanks for following me. :)vocalcoach

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momsponge 5 years ago Author

Vocalcoach, Glad you enjoyed it! One day I realized how much easier it is to have kind words to a friend versus myself. I am still working on it. :)

heather 5 years ago

Love this! I am giving a presentation next month in San Fran and am wondering if I could use this? If so, how shall I reference you?


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momsponge 5 years ago Author

Thank you Heather! What kind of conference is it, if you don't mind me asking? You can use my name Patty Sierra :) I appreciate your comment!

heather 4 years ago

It's a workshop titled "From Tolerance to Acceptance: The Role of Children's Literature" I will be presenting at the American Montessori Society Conference. Thank you! BTW: love this poem (obviously)!

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empire mike 4 years ago from empire, colorado

I love you!

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