Hopes, Dreams, Moments of Laughter; Thriving

          Hopes, dreams, laughter; Michal Madison Art





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!!

Michal Madison Art

(c)Patricia A. Mcknight

Author/Advocate/Speaker/Writer/Talk Radio Host/Survivor



Photo art by: Michal Madison

Watercolor Artist/Advocate/Talk Radio Host/Survivor



17 thoughts on “Hopes, Dreams, Moments of Laughter; Thriving

  1. I’m sorry if this is a duplicate comment. I think you moderate comments. Anyway, thanks fo ryour inspirational post. I wish I was courageous enough to go public wiht my story – I had mine on a site that created anonymousl, but removed it.

    • Never be ashamed of what someone has done to you!!! this shame is not your burden to carry, it belongs to those who have harmed you. Be proud of all that you’ve survived and what you have achieved despite what others tried to destroy!!! You are much stronger, and deserve respect for the wounds you carry. many hugs & wishes of strength each day, make it glorious and be all that you dream 🙂 trish!!!

  2. Tricia, this is my favorite of all of your posts that I have read and shared. Never seen the differences between victim, survivor and thriver stated so well. Thank you for sharing your wonderful writing ability. I am going to write a link to this article on my blog and send my readers here too.

    • Patricia, it is such a treasure to have you with me and sharing your voice 🙂 you dear are and will always be a huge influence for others, many hugs!!! trish

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