In response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Survival theme I offer advice and a poem, followed by words from Neil Gaiman and Bryant McGill.
My advice, “When you fall, stand up and know that you are human”, applies to mistakes and blunders large and small. There is a place for responsibility, remorse, and taking steps to avoid repetition, but my message today is about self-forgiveness rooted in humility. Just as we might forgive another person without forgetting a wrong, we can forgive ourselves for past mistakes. In order to live and thrive we need to move beyond self-condemnation:
fell, and looked up
stars flickered forgiveness,
and purred, ‘fallibility is
Neil Gaiman ‘is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.’
‘When you accept fallibility within yourself you become more perfect.’ Bryant McGill ‘is an American author, aphorist, speaker, and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom, and human rights.’
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