We’ve all got a story of a time where we were tattered and bruised from life. We have all had life happen to us, so why do we hide those stories shut up in our heads and our hearts?
It’s always confused me. If we all have a story to share, then why aren’t we sharing them? The truth is that there are many reasons why people don’t share their story. Some people might be too nervous of what others may think or some people might not be able to be honest with themselves about the reality of their story, just yet.
Whatever the reason may be for you today, I pray you to read this post with an open and rested heart.
Take heart, my friend – for you have come so far. Whatever your background may be, please know and believe that you have worth and beauty that is utterly enthralling. Don’t let your dear mind get caught up in the words of cowards and thieves. Whatever lies you’ve had spit at you over the years, now is the time to step all over them and declare to yourself the good that you really are.
Can’t you see how strong you are? You are a fighter, not a quitter. Yes, you are a fighter. Whatever your battle in life has been – depression, an eating disorder, self-harm, substance abuse and other things we humans can get caught up in – it rips you apart and leaves you feeling numb and as if you’re never going to amount to anything. I know, for I have been there before and still stumble sometimes, too. But please, please know that even though you fall sometimes, what is important is that you gather the strength to stand back up.
Stand in your strength. Believe you are strong. Ever time you rise, you overcome.
We’re all a little tattered and bruised from life, and that’s okay. It’s okay! We’ve all been through it and to be honest, I know there are more obstacles life will throw at us that we have to overcome. And as cheesy as this sounds – we really are all in this together.
Let’s support each other, hand-in-hand. Let’s throw off our judgmental ways and help one another up.
Being available to listen to someone needing to vent, giving advice to one who is asking and even just being there to be there are all ways to show compassion, love and concern for each other.
Or maybe you could share your story with them.
I know it is difficult crawling out into vulnerability, but it is always worth the risk. Your story could be the exact word of encouragement someone needs to hear to get through the day. The words you have stored in your heart have power, but only when you let yourself become open to sharing them.
Have you shared your story yet?
I would love to hear of a time where your story truly touched and changed someone’s life.
Hold fast and take heart,