July 21, 2022

I see them and hear them, and I am sure you do too.

I sit back and watch people. How they act, how they treat others and what their motive is. I likely do this more than some due to the hardships I’ve personally faced. Sometimes in life, people will say they have hardened, but I am not. I am probably more sensitive due to my trauma but more alert to letting certain people have an influence. I know who I am. I am confident in what I have to offer when it regards friendships. Those in my life that understand me on my level support me. The better piece to this is those I’ve just met that I positively impact.

I don’t believe the quote that floats around on social media that people don’t care what you’ve overcome and faced is actual. People that relate to you and you help by sharing your story do care. Don’t let people feel like you shouldn’t share. Don’t let people make you feel like you won’t make a difference. If people are tired of listening, they have the choice to walk away. Some people need you to hear your words and know there is light in life. Never let envious, jealous people interfere with the purpose God has set for you.

In the past six weeks, I have spoken to 4 different groups. Ages range from 5th graders to individuals in their 60s. Each time I have shared my story of hardship and then strength and determination to overcome, I have people that reach back out. That share what they have or are going through. Who told me they needed to hear it, so they know they aren’t alone. In life, when we go through dark times, we sometimes feel like, why I and why am I going through this again. You are not alone, and if sharing your story heals you and helps others, never let the judgment of others get in the way. Always stay true to yourself and always take your own path.