Victims do not have grand moments of these three irreplaceable gifts in life. When you live as a victim of abuse or violence you thrive for the calm moments, rather than filling them with hopes, dreams, and laughter.
Maybe you view things as I once did:
I hope he doesn’t hit me today
I dream of the day when I am safe
I laugh at nothing; would you?
A Survivor, who is finally safe, might have these views:
I hope I can take care of us
I dream of getting of one day finding love and giving it in return
I laugh when the kids play now
Then we become Thrivers and we see like this:
I hope tomorrow is just like today!
I dream of who my children and grandchildren will become!
I laugh almost daily at something!
I live in true love and feel all the glory of these three gifts.
It is my wish for you; May you become your own Thriver. May you take that first baby step towards your life; your hopes, dreams, moments of laughter. No matter what your today is always believe that time changes all things;
You are always possible
You are given these gifts with your life
You are strong enough to succeed
You are Never Alone and others will help you
Never let go of these gifts, you too will become a thriver!!!
Without them we cannot see our tomorrows.
They are your gifts, use them wisely!!
(c)Patricia A. Mcknight
Author/Advocate/Speaker/Writer/Talk Radio Host/Survivor
Photo art by: Michal Madison
Watercolor Artist/Advocate/Talk Radio Host/Survivor