It’s Time To Forgive Yourself

Sophia Sinclair
Sophia Sinclair

It’s time to forgive yourself.

For all the words you didn’t say, still tangled at the tip of your tongue. For the moments you should have fought for him, for her, for the both of you, but instead found the spark within your heart fading with their every step.

It’s time to forgive yourself.

For all the ways you’ve fallen short. For the nights you said one thing and did another. For the days you tried and failed. For the moments you didn’t give your whole self because now you know better. Now you know that nothing beautiful blooms from half-hearted love.

It’s time to forgive yourself.

For the people you’ve hurt. You’ve apologized hundreds of times and now you need to truly heal and leave the past behind you. For the anger you’ve felt. Maybe it was justified at the time, but so long has passed and it’s silly to cling to contempt instead of choosing to lift the weight from your chest.

It’s time to forgive yourself.

For hurting you. You haven’t been easy on this body, this brain, this soul. You haven’t given yourself the benefit of the doubt. You haven’t quite learned to let go. But now it’s time to close your eyes and breathe, bring back the belief that you are worthy, that you are strong. Because you are.

It’s time to forgive yourself.

For the little things you ignored. For the ways you walked far from the people you loved. For the moments you chose yourself over someone who really needed you. For the times you allowed negativity and hopelessness and defeat to drag your heart down.

It’s time to forgive yourself.

For your imperfection. For the mistakes. For the pieces of you that don’t shine like diamonds in the sun. Because you are soft, not made of stone. You are constructed of muscles and bone and skin—breakable and flawed. Forgive yourself for everything you have not done yet, have not done right. Forgive yourself for your sweetness, for your gentleness, for the way you will forever be a little blemished.

Forgive yourself for your humanness.

Then love yourself for all the ways you will forever be enough. TC mark

Marisa Donnelly

Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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