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Not Broken!

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I’ve heard people talk about and label themselves and other individuals that have endured some type of traumatic event and having trouble getting beyond the tragedy as being “Broken.”

As I think about the definition of broken: having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order; (of a person) having given up all hope; despairing. These words can have a life threatening effect on someone that believes that they are broken. Who wants to live like that, being labeled as nonfunctional?

I’ve come to believe that people aren’t broken…they’re emotional. We need to throw out these popular sayings and see people and things as they are. When God created man, he created us whole. Nothing broken, nothing lacking. People that are considered broken are seen as fragile and needing careful handling. With some being fit for nothing other than to be thrown away; they’re irreparable. What do you think?

I don’t know about you but I’ve experienced some things in my life I thought I’d never make it through. I felt like giving up. But there was something that kept me from sinking in despair. When we experience traumatic events in our lives they don’t break us, they make us emotional.

You have a right to experience emotions. God gave them to you. Validate your emotions as they appear. Don’t ignore them, acknowledge them. If you have experienced some life altering event you are free to feel what you feel. This doesn’t just apply to things that bring you joy but to the things that have brought you pain as well. Don’t run from your pain. If you run from it, it’ll only meet you at another place in your life. You’ll have to confront it eventually or you’ll be stuck at that event in your life as everything else moves forward. Whatever trauma you may have experienced whether it was abuse, abandonment, betrayal, molestation, rape…etc, no matter what it was or is, know this to be true, “You are NOT broken”…you are emotional and you have a God given right to feel the way you feel. You also have a responsibility to cope with them and be truthful not misapplying them or using them as an excuse to behave erratically.

As we dawn the close of another year, I contemplate what I’ve experienced and what I’ve learned…about Me!  This year has been one of many highs and lows. I experienced health, sickness, happiness and fear. I can go on and on but one thing is evident to me, I’m not broken…I’m emotional!

Commit to becoming emotionally healthy and a good start is by acknowledging you’re not broken.

 

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

 

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There’s Hope

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No matter how dark your darkness may be, there’s still sparkles of light. Steady yourself…shift your focus rather to see the light instead of the all encompassing darkness. There is always hope; but YOU must be willing to see it.

 

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

Loop Us

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As I told the story of my journey with Lupus, I discovered I was telling parts of so many others stories. For those that are afraid of telling their story, they find themselves looped into ours. No matter how different we are, Lupus has looped us together. Keep telling Our stories!

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

Scars and Tears

Scars and Tears

You have made it through the tumultuous times of yesterday. That is proof you are strong and resilient. Your scars are the stories of the triumphant battles you made it through; you survived. Your tears are the lyrics to your soul’s song. Never be ashamed of their flow. Lyrics so complex only the Divine’s ear can interpret. God is listening ever so intently to the melody of every well, roll, drip and drop. Take peace and have solace in knowing that you are an over-comer; you’re never alone and there is a greater plan which includes you.  Your life is invaluable…Never be ashamed of its opus!

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

Don’t Stop Believing!

Things may seem bleak right now and trouble looming all around

Don’t Stop Believing!

When you feel like your problems encapsulate you

Find the strength inside to pull yourself through

No matter what you decide to do

Don’t Stop Believing!

Believe that things will be alright

No matter how cold and dark the night

God will always provide you guiding light

Don’t Stop Believing!

When you’ve done the best you could do

And all they see is the worst in you

When your family and friends seem to have forsaken you

Don’t Stop Believing!

Believe that every storm has an end

Believe that every sea has a shore

When all you can see is the great blue wide

And the tears that blind and flood your eyes

Believe that there is a reason to be

Believe in that spark of hope that only your soul can see

That ray of sunshine peeking through your misery

Stop pressuring yourself to be all they think you should be

Concentrate on being You…Authentically

There is hope, There is light

Stay on course, fight through your plight

No matter what comes your way

Things always turn out right

It’s your choice, It’s up to you

Don’t Stop Believing!

By: Kimberly E.M. Beasley

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

You Are Valuable!

Imagine you’re holding a hundred dollar bill in your hands. Now tear it, ball it up and throw it on the ground. Stump on it and kick it around. Now pick it up, unravel it, smooth it out, piece it and tape it back together. After all the abuse and mistreatment, did the money loose it’s value? No matter what you’re suffering from, you are still valuable. As cliche as it may sound, there is a greater purpose for your life. Through your suffering, you are someone’s hope! Through your despair, you are someone’s inspiration! Through your tears, you are someone’s joy! Through it all…You are valuable!

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically YOU!