Monday, April 23, 2012
Stop #6 on my blog tour. Talking about going from abuse to ABILITY
Somehow we convince ourselves that we deserve such terrible treatment or that we encouraged it. Nothing is futher from the truth. It can take a very long time to recover from the internal bruising inflicted on us from the abuse, much longer than the external ones.
I'm still coping with some of the things that happened to me so long ago. And, believe me, I know how easy it is to just say, "Oh forget it. Why bother trying?" But you have to keep trying. You have to keep moving forward.
You went through something horrendous but you made it through. It may be difficult to see it this way now but you need to see that experience as a source of strength. You survived. Think about the significance of that for a moment. Many others have gone through what you have but weren't able to get past it. You did. Hold on to that courage and strength it took to pick yourself up and go on. Don't be defined by what happened to you but rather define your own path.
Today's stop over at CMash Loves To Read is all about doing all that you can to go from abuse to ABILITY. Cheryl also gave a phenomenal review as well as posted a giveway where you have the chance to win a signed copy of White Elephants. Good luck and be strong.