Good Morning and Happy Thursday to you all! It’s been a while since this writer did an early morning post, but seeing how I received a disheartening letter from a reader, I was compelled to post early this morning. This wonderful, incredible, amazing reader is looking for some encouragement and so I’m going to give her that this morning.
It is easy to become bitter or resentful with some of the things that have taken place in our lives. It can change a person for the better or for the worse, but ultimately that largely depends on you. I’ve had every reason to become bitter and resentful and for a short while I did. I don’t think the majority of the people would have the stomach to hear or bear some of the things I personally have went through and overcome as well as some of my own family members.
If you can think it, it happened to us. Scammed, abused, raped and that is just the beginning. I know that sexual violence and rape can send a person to the darkest depths of this earth and it can be a tough thing to recover from, but you have to find it within yourself to recover from it. Willpower is an amazing thing, it truly is.
What helps me is having the mentality of not allowing anyone to get the best of me or to break me. Being bitter or resentful gives that person or persons a huge amount of power over you and I don’t want anyone to wield that much power over me. Yell, scream, and get mad if you want to (only for a little while) …just don’t let it get the best of you. Pray about it, talk about it and demand your right to be a happy human being. Remember, a positive mind and spirit can take you places you never thought you could go. I’ve come a long way and it wasn’t easy, but man, I am here.
Things are getting so much better for me now (finally) and for those of you who are struggling right now, it will get better for you too. Don’t give up, don’t become bitter and above all else, don’t lose hope. I’m rooting for you all because I want everyone to do well. People have been telling me for years to write my story, and you know what, maybe someday I might. Until then, keep your head up and please, please don’t give up.
Shine on you amazing individual because you have so much of potential!
Until next time…