Inspiration from Another Soul’s Post

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Laura from Blackspotspotsite has just challenged and inspired me.  While going through many stressors, she has still managed to remain sober for 45 days.  It made me wonder if I challenging myself enough.  Am I finding the flint within myself to work towards my goals and dreams?  Or have I started to slide back into the bad habit of thinking that I do not have what it takes to reach them?  I once was a force to be reckoned with but after my second marriage became a long journey of illness and my husband died, I lost so much of my spirit.  It was all I could do to just make it through another day, let alone strive.  My battle spirit was gone.  But something rose in me as I faced a new year — the stirrings of hope and with it a renewed vision of myself and my life and what it could be.  But, lest it become only a daydream, I must take practical steps to bring my dreams into fruition.  So many thanks to Laura for sharing her battle and renewing my desire to find the flint within me.  Gratitude to everyone on WordPress who share their lives with honesty.  Yes, you do make a difference.

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Brave are my Sisters and Brothers

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via Daily Prompt: Brave

Brave are my sisters and brothers who have endured sexual abuse in their childhood and rise each morning determined to live their best life.  Brave are we who suffered at the hands of those who were supposed to love us and protect us.  Brave are those whose trust was abused and used against them.  Brave are those that struggle to not merely survive but thrive.  Brave are those that speak the truth and dispel the ignorance surrounding childhood sexual abuse.  Remember you are brave when the bad days seem to outnumber the good ones.  Remember you are brave when you love despite the greatest of odds.  May today be one where your spirit flies in the face of all that burdens you, haunts you, and nearly destroyed you.  And if today is a difficult day,  where hope seems far away, be gentle with yourself and remember…

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