Together.

September 28, 2009

Sometimes I don’t know what to say.

Sometimes there is nothing to say.

But I’m right here.

Listening.

Walking closely with you.

If you’re going through something really tough, don’t go it alone. Find support. Find people who will walk with you, who will support you, encourage you, cry with you, listen, share and bear the burden with you.

We aren’t to go this road alone, but together.

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No matter where you are, no matter what you are going through-take care of yourself.  Struggling with and/or healing from something can be really hard, trying and exhausting.

Take care of yourself through the tough and difficult stuff.

This can be hard for some, if you’re not use to doing it and if you think you aren’t worth it.

But as I already mentioned here, you are worth it.

If you’re going through something that seems almost impossible to work through.

Take a break.

Take a break and do something for you.

Take your mind off what you’re enduring and do something else.

I’m not suggesting that you go on a drug /drinking binge or any other binge that would just leave you feeling empty and sometimes worse when you’re done with it. I’m not talking about burying yourself in to your work or chores around the house, I’m not talking about sleeping all day and I’m not talking about doing anything that may be considered violent to some extent. I’m talking about something that is better for you.

Something good. Something positive.

Something relaxing. Something healthy.

There are so many different things you can do.

Pick one. Pick two.

Go to dinner with some friends or some other loved one, go see a movie (something uplifting), pray, meditate, go to a retreat center for a weekend,  plan a get away to somewhere you haven’t been, get together with some folks and play board games, get a pedicure, manicure (yes, men too), get a massage, go to an amusement park for the day, go roller skating, scrap book, create a collage picture, make or build something, read a really good book (perhaps something not too intense, the point is to relax and get your mind off you what you’re going through), volunteer your time to something with a good cause (homeless shelter, food pantry, animal rescue, etc.), go to the library, trade your movies and/or books in and get new ones, learn how to knit.

There are a lot of things you can do that don’t cost much, if anything. Find something, a variety of things, that is going to get your mind off of what you are going through for a day or two.

Take a break.

Take care of yourself.

You’re worth it.

Replace lies with truth.

September 23, 2009

To you,

Has someone told that you were ugly, a failure, you weren’t wanted, you were an accident, that you wouldn’t add up to anything or that God didn’t love you? Maybe someone made you feel that you weren’t good enough or something was wrong with you because you look a little different than others, that you had no value, that you were sick because you are gay or some other reason.

Listen…

They were wrong.

They lied.

You don’t have to believe those lies any longer.

Throw them away.

Spit them out.

You are an amazing person.

Beautiful.

An incredible gift.

You may not see that now.

Hang on.

You will.

Maybe you don’t see any point in pushing through anymore.

Don’t let go.

You are too precious.

Don’t let them win.

You are too precious.

I know this is tough. It’s hard and it hurts like hell.

Keep fighting. Keep pushing through.

You are worth it.

It will be ok. You will find freedom.

You are wonderful.

You are loved.

You are adored.

You are cherished.

Take back those truths that were once stolen from.

Believe them.
Receive them.
Rest in them.

Whether you have been sexually abused, verbally abused, mentally abused, spiritually abused or physically abused, these words were written for you.

I hope you chase after and find healing, rest, freedom and peace.

Take care of yourself.

Love,

Me

There’s something very important I want to tell you. Yes-YOU.  The one who is reading this.

There is something I want to say because you need to know, so please read this slowly and listen carefully. May it sink deeply in to your heart.

You are a beautiful.

You were created full of exquisite beauty, like a bright flower with extraordinary color, every part of you was made unique. There were no mistakes made when you were created, no accidents or errors were involved.

You are adored.
You are cherished.
You are a favorite.
You are beautiful.
You are loved.
You were wonderfully made.

You are loved with a love that reaches down to the very depths of your inner being to touch your every ache and pain. A love that desires to hold you close and show you how beautiful you are.

You are welcomed to the table and you are accepted. You are to be a part of this dance with the rest of us. You have a part to play in this beautiful song.

Be good to yourself.
Be gentle on yourself.
Be kind to yourself.

Celebrate you this day.

YOU are beautiful and loved.