According to dictionary.com a victim is, “one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions,” and a survivor is “a person who copes well with difficulties in their life.”
We cannot prevent tragedy or disaster from occurring in our life, but we can choose how to react to those events. We can decide to be a victim or a survivor.
Apologizing is not always easy. You have to be willing to admit to doing wrong, to being ignorant, or to hurting someone. It takes strength and personal courage to apologize.
When delivering an apology be real and be willing to admit you were wrong. We all make mistakes. How you handle those mistakes is a demonstration of your personal character.
You are stronger than you think, because you are a human being.
Mankind has overcome natural disasters, wars, tyranny, atrocities done by our own kind, and a massive list of other obstacles or difficulties. However, the human spirit refused to surrender. Humans continue surviving, regardless of the circumstances.
Don’t underestimate yourself or your power as a human being. You are stronger than you think.
People will wrong you in life. It may have been done by accident or the person may have done something to deliberately take advantage of you or harm you.
A willingness to forgive the wrong doer, can help you heal from the emotional harm done by the perpetrator.
However, forgiving is not the same as forgetting.
Once someone has deliberately deceived you or harmed you, do not trust them in the future. To do so would only invite further deception.
Forgiveness may be freely given, but trust and respect must be earned.
Forgivness is also not an automatic pardon. Forgiving someone does not take away the need for punishment or restitution, especially if a crime was committed.
Forgiveness is more about helping yourself heal, then it is about helping the other person.
According to the dictionary, to empower is “to give power or authority to.”
Don’t empower your past and allow it to control your life today. Don’t empower other people and let them decide what direction your life will take. Empower yourself and take control of your own life.
As a child, I loved to read books and hang out at the library. I dreamed of becoming a writer. However, deep down I never believed it was possible.
I was in my 30’s when I started my first blog and later self-published my first book.
I may never be famous or end up on any best seller list. That doesn’t matter to me. I am a writer. I fulfilled my childhood dream and that’s what really matters.
I really enjoyed this video. It helped me to gain a new perspective on my own abilities and personal struggles.
I decided to share it with my blog followers and hope that you will benefit as well.