Do what is in your heart, healing quote for Saturday

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
Henry Ford

Never be afraid to do anything. You can do it, you got this. Fear holds us back, but if we take the first step, and do what is in our heart, fear will disapate.
Be brave, be courageous!


Letter to my 7 year old self

An older prompt from a few weeks ago, but I am going to do this one!

Todays #whatif prompt:

Would you write me a letter?

Feel free to respond in your favorite way whether it be a poem, short story, photo, video . . however you best relate to the prompt. Simply post your ideas, create a ping-back and use the hashtag #whatif.


To little 7 year old me,

Im sorry you have to be hurt. I know your scared. I know people are constantly hurting you. Stay strong. Things will get better. You just have to hope, keep on hoping. Never ever give up hope that things will change. Because, they will.
I want you to know, I love you. You are brave and strong. You have to be, I know that. But you are a fighter. You never gave up hope that things would change.
I love your determination. I love your tonasity. I love your strength. I love your courage. You are a brave little girl.
Always remember there are people who care. They are there, even when it seems there’s no one there. They are there, and they will come help you out when times get rough.
There are very kind people. Like that student social worker. Like that staff member who treated you with respect and like you were a somebody. They are there.
Remember I am here too. I will always protect you. I will always love you. Remember to reach out if you need to. Dont go it alone. Reach out and get the help you deserve and remember, your a very special and courageous person.
Your grown up self


i am brave

Our therapist eileen says i am brave. dr. barry says I am brave. why?

I am brave because I trusted them, I allowed them in.

I am brave because when it felt unsafe, I talked anyway.

I am brave because I have learned to let others in to my world.

I am brave…but yet I don’t feel it today.

Today I feel insecure and very vulnerable.

I need my therapist, I want to reach out, will I be brave and reach out to her?

I don’t know. Only time will tell.

30 days of writing blog challenge, day two

Day two: Write something someone told you about yourself that you will never forget

You are strong. You are courageous, and resilient. You have great determination. You are brave!

All things my therapist and psychiatrist have told me numerous times.