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9 February 2017 No Comment

I feel sorry for myself

I blame you for hurting me

I feel no guilt

I’m a victim

People identify with me

Feel sorry for me, even pity me

I relish their sympathy

But..I feel helpless

I’ve surrendered my power

Given you the control

Only you can change our situation

I feel worth-less like a nobody

I lose my self-respect

That’s too high price to pay!

 

My blaming finger points at you

My three bottom fingers back at me

Telling me I’m accountable

I stop the blame game

I accept responsibility

For everything I’ve said and done

Even what I’ve thought and felt

I now accept my guilt and shame

I embrace my errors

I grow by learning lessons

Mistakes become my path to wisdom

I respect myself when I admit I’m wrong

 

I discover I can change my blunders

My worst gaffes become unforgettable lessons

I am vulnerable and accountable

I no longer justify or excuse myself

I respect myself when I correct my errors

I now feel empowered and trustworthy

God does not expect me to change the world

He does challenge me to change myself

When I grow, I help others grow

When others grow, they in turn change others

The world changes when one person changes

Nothing can stop me from being that one!

 

©Doug Welpton, M.D.

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