strength

You are not defeated!

“You may encounter many defeats,
but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to
encounter the defeats, so you can
know who you are, what you can rise from,
how you can still come out of it.”

~ Maya Angelou ~

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Shadows of me – My Diary Excerpts.

Im sorry to have to tell you that Gabirelle’ story has triggered some past emotions.  She is finding it quite difficult to put her story into text.   Over the past few days she decided that it was no longer possible to tell her story.  She is struggling with writing about people and certain incidents that she wants to speak out about but not sure how to, so as not to speak badly about people, some of who still play a part in her life.  And not to bring up from the past which has already been put to rest.

We have tossed a few ideas about and come up with the idea that excerpts from her journal might be a better way to get what she needs to say out. There are no names, or places, just her thoughts, emotions and struggles from good days and the bad. 

So once again bare with us and allow this inspirational story to unfold.  I say inspirational as I have found her story to be one of absolute courage and hope.  That no matter what we have been through there is always hope.Image

To be continued….

I can!

“What if, but, maybe,
I wish, I don’t know,
we’ll see, oh i am scared,
It might not work out,
it’s to hard, I cant do it.

Take all the negative out
and replace it with positive
and it looks like this!

Courage, determination,
Faith in yourself, take a chance
If you fall, get up, learn from
it and keep going.

Trust that you can!

Just as a smile can save
a life.
The decisions you make
effect others.

I can, and I will”!

~ Jean R