Believe in your moments of revelation, believe in yourself, take action and watch the world conspire to support you. ~ Elise Ballard
I know that if we really believe in ourselves that anything is possible. God/Universe wants us to succeed, wants us to be happy. We all have to get past our own limitations to become who we really are meant to be. All those stories that are told to us about how we are not capable of doing little more than surviving over the years from family and friends who have their own fears and limitations need to be let go.
I talked to my baby sister the other night, I had not spoken to her for over 15 years. Not because I didn't want to talk to her but because she had closed herself off from her family other than our mom. She had heard about all my challenges over the years from our mom and she was quite shocked that I was in the fantastic mood I am in. She thought I would be sad, depressed... unable to deal with life. I explained to her that each and everyday that I get up, I choose to be happy. It is a choice!
I am not talking about people who are in a depression where they need to take medication and are under a doctors care, I am talking about handling day to day challenges that could bring someone down if they let it. My baby sister is in the victim mode, she has had so many challenges as we all have and she has not dealt with them as well as she could have. A lot of this is because my mom stood up for her and handled all of her challenges instead of teaching her how to deal with them herself.
When I was beaten down by all the emotional things that Andrey had done to me and then add in the rape... I was a lost soul, my sitter/friend Cindy came along and stood up for me but she didn't just stand up for me, she helped me to see that I had to stand up for myself. I helped myself by getting counseling, also when I allowed myself to be filmed for judges to explain to them how awful the court system is for an abused woman, this really helped me to grow.
Next when I allowed myself to truly fall in love with David, I finally saw that there are real, honest and kind men in this world. He taught me that I should NEVER settle for less than the best which is exactly what I deserve. The best!!
I want my baby sister to see that all things are possible, all she has to do is change her attitude and believe in herself. It's all any of us have to do, believe in ourselves!
To succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~ Michael Korda