Monday, March 24, 2014
Too often we make the mistake of not realizing how much there is in life. We often forget that life is a true treasure; life is beautiful etc. because we are often struggling with our own day to day problems, and think that life doesn't matter. We are here for a reason, we need to take the challenges that come before us, and work through them. We need to accept that what happened to us was horrible, devastated us, and is carried inside our very souls. But life is a challenge, we can meet that challenge, acknowledge that it is there and then move forward, leave it behind. Life holds many things for us. So often we struggle and can't seem to face the good in life. But if you accept that the struggle you are facing is there, it makes it easier to accept and get through it. Sometimes what we faced in the past, as weird as it may sound, got us to where we are today. I don't think I would be where I am, doing what I am doing (advocating for children) writing poetry that I now write by myself and write about the many beautiful watercolour paintings that Michal Madison paints of all the children/adults she shows on facebook. These are positives that came out of the negatives of my life.
Life is complex, but we don't need to make it feel that way. Meet it right on, accept it, and then you will be able to move forward. Life is what you make it, not what someone else tells you it should be. Life is too much of a treasure to waste on what was. See beyond that and move forward to a life full of new treasures, new beauty, a new life for you. Life is worth fighting for, and you as a person is worth fighting for.
Life is all about trusting yourself, your feelings. If you can't trust your own self, then how can you trust others? Trust in yourself makes you comfortable within you. Makes you feel alive. Trust your own feelings and really feel deep inside yourself. You are someone, your feelings matter. You're feelings get hurt when someone says something that you don't like. Feel with all your heart, trust with all you have, without that you are numb; you will feel like you don't exist.
Life is taking chances. Don't be afraid to take a chance of becoming something for yourself. You may not succeed the first time, but what chance do you have if you don't try? Don't waste your life on staying stuck because you were afraid to take that chance, take that leap forward. Chances are opportunities for you to do something that you may have always wanted to do but were afraid. Don't waste the time to not taking that chance.
Life is learning about the mistakes you made. We learn from those mistakes, it helps us to move forward, to see we CAN fix what we did wrong. Don't wait until tomorrow, because tomorrow may never come. Life is what you make it, make it worthwhile. Reach it, grab hold of it, don't let it slip by. It is your life and what you do with it makes all the difference in the world. Believe in yourself, believe in life. ~BELIEVE ALL IS POSSIBLE~
I could not see this even 2 years ago, but I can and do believe that it is possible to live your life the way you want. Abuse changed our lives, and we are trying to put the puzzle pieces back together again. Sometimes we just can't find that last piece, but that's okay. If it doesn't fit, let it go, but move on. I moved on to a better life. I don't lived in the past any longer. At some point we all have to say, "enough is enough, the monsters from our past don't control us, they are NOT going to dictate our lives today."
I know there are days we all have that the past gets shaken up and grabs a hold of us, but we have to shake it off and start again. There are too many wonderful things in life that we missed as little children. Don't let it slip away from you, reach out and embrace it. The past? pffttt~~~ "WE DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE."
Mary Graziano ©
Edited March 24, 2014