Believe In Ourselves


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 










14 comments :

  1. I love the quotes you post! Very inspiring :)

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    1. Thank you Sunshine, I always choose quotes that inspire me and I always hope they will inspire others :)

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  2. You are one of the strongest and remarkable women I've ever known! Going through such terrible life experiences and still be able to be as optimistic as you are is so admirable! I hope your sister will follow into your steps and find her true self.

    I am blessed to have met you.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you Petro... we have all been through life experiences and how we handle them is in our choice. I choose not to give those incidents more power, you are right, I am strong... everyone of us can be :)

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  3. So inspiring - where do you get those wonderful poster quotes?

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    1. Thank you, I get them off line... after I have written my post, I try to find pictures or quotes that with what I have posted:)

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  4. You truly are inspiring and I call in everyday to see what you have written. Thanks Launna for expressing your true self

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    1. Thank you all things good, I want to be myself and express me, all the time:)

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  5. You really are an inspiration not just to me, but to everyone who reads your posts. Since I started reading your posts you have helped me to change things in my life that have held me back before and I just want to thank you for that. :)

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    1. Awe, thank you so much... I really appreciate you telling me this :)

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  6. There is not much to add after what has written above. you are so fantastic and strong. Most of all, you have that skill to survive and love, awesome ! :) Aint always so easy after harder part of our lifes. :) Procrossing..;)
    Im so happy that i found you here!

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    1. Thank you Maarit... I am really happy we have met through blogging as well:)

      You are right, it isn't always easy but it is possible. I have been through some terrible things in my life as I am sure most of us have, like I said in my post, each and every day I choose to be happy. That is not to say that I don't have a bad day here and there... that is life, that is normal... I just refuse to allow those days to own me.

      I love your honest and open blog Maarit;)

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  7. Thank you for your honesty and truth!!! You are very inspiring!!!
    Many blessings of love and light to you :D

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I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤