I must apologize for my absence on my blog. Once again I have been horribly busy with homework. This semester is almost over though, and I’ll be back full-blast!
I thought with spring time being on the horizon that I should send out some encouragement to those who read my blog site and beyond. I know for myself, spring is a horribly traumatic time. That’s the only phrase that fits, traumatic.
I’ve had a number events that happened in the spring. These include losing a whole side of my family by being disowned because I told on one of the people who hurt me as a child. Also, I lived through the death of several people, including my best friend in the whole world Barb York.
So, if you are like me, you need some help seeing hope and the brighter side of who I am right now. Thus, this page. It is full of encouraging sayings, some of them my own, that have gotten me through some pretty tough times.
I hope these sayings give you a breath of fresh hope. Shirley
A VIDEO WITH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE JUST FOR YOU TODAY TO CONTEMPLATE
The following video is to help put some perspective on things. Sometimes survivors feel like we don’t belong, that we are a waste of space. This feeds into our feelings of self-hatred and sometimes self-destruction.
We are members of the human race, citizens of planet earth, children of our sun, and most importantly we are parts of the universe who have become self-aware.
WE DO BELONG HERE. WE WERE MEANT TO BE HERE AT THIS TIME WHERE WE ARE. OUR PASTS DO NOT DEFINE WHO WE ARE, BUT RATHER IS A PART OF WHO WE ARE.
OUR PLANET, AND OUR UNIVERSE HAS NO ONE ELSE LIKE US. WE ARE UNIQUE, WE ARE VALUABLE, AND WE ARE RARE.
EVER FORGET THIS! THINK ABOUT IT! MEDITATE ON IT! WE OFFER THE WORLD THE PERSPECTIVE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE TOUGH, RESILIENT AND NECESSARY.
WE ARE IMPORTANT!
MY MESSAGE FOR YOU TODAY FROM MY HEART
You are never, ever, ever alone! There are tons of people like myself who care that you are in pain and frightened. We have been there. Don’t ever give up thinking no one gives a damn, because I do. Always remember that! I really and truly do, even though I do not know who you are. It matters not to me what religion, sexual orientation, race, country or any other demographic you may be. You are a human being, and I care deeply about what happens to you and what kind of mountains you are climbing. It is so important for each of us who have lived through childhood trauma to remember there are others out here in the world who understand.
I”m real. I understand. I care.