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Change Is Always Possible

While we can’t change events that happened to us in our childhood, that doesn’t mean we can’t prevent it from happening in the fist place. This doesn’t mean we cannot get Justice for how we were treated. If you were abused, and never spoke up about it, that doesn’t make you any less of a person…that doesn’t make you anything that might cross through your mind as you live in regret. While we can’t erase or change the past we can report the crimes done to us, and show others to do the same for themselves. Be the person that you needed when you were a child, scared and alone. Be the person that would make you want to free yourself from the pain that others bring to you. Remember, always, that you’ve done nothing wrong…and that speaking up is very difficult. Keep in mind that others may have had different advantages than you’ve been given. Don’t knock yourself down for something you haven’t done yet, make it happen today.

 

It’s hard to not dwell on things we might’ve been able to done but even knowing that…we need to be able to realize that as a child, we shouldn’t have had to worry about these things. Reward your past, current, and future self by speaking up about what had happened to you and inspire other generations to realize they can do the same for themselves, they can help themselves when nobody else would, because they’re never truly alone. There’s always people to share stories, pain, and a past with; that you can relate to, and that will make you feel at home, but the only way you’ll find these people is by talking about. You will feel liberated when your’e honest with yourself and the world and there’s no greater gift than inspiring positive change in others lives.

“Confront the d…

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”

-August Wilson

We can’t erase our past, no matter how much we try. We’ve all experienced pain, some more than others, and we will forever carry that with us. What we do have the chance to decide is if our past will be what weighs us down and holds us back…or if it will be the fire behind our motivation. It’s hard to have experiences that our so painful that we want to give up on ourselves, because these things have discouraged us so much…but the empowerment we receive by letting it drive us, and use it to wake up everyday and work hard, to make our lives the light at the end of the tunnel, and ensure this pain doesn’t occur to others, is immeasurable. Never let pain define you, because it could be what makes your life incredible, and can be the one thing that makes you the person that helps others. Wisdom from experience is one of the strongest characteristics we can have, and there’s nothing you cannot overcome.