It ain’t easy to recover from vicissitudes.
Most folks are mangled whole lives.
Hide what we feeling.
So nobody suspects.
Until a neighbor walks into church – shoots the pastor dead.
If you suffered like I – believe you can get well.
Weren’t your fault.
Stop blaming yourself for everything that goes awry around you.
Damage that makes you fret – over react to stress.
It can be repaired.
Difficult – not impossible.
You deserve better than to carry guilt.
Were a victim then.
Don’t have to be no more.
Don’t treat anything like you was treated.
End the Cycle.
Abusing your kids – animals or co-workers – face that behaviour.
Medicating with alcohol will not solve your pain.
Very unpredictable drug.
Make you merry one minute – a blackgard the next.
All drugs – prescription or no – mask your issues.
Must address them straight or never be free.
May find the substance least of your problems.
Mental/emotional illness making you find solace there.
Get that sorted.
May be able to imbibe socially without losing control.
Trust is possible.
Surround with loving – caring creatures.
Extricate from all those who belittle or degrade you.
Cut out everything that do not support best interests.
Be it habits or people.
You can heal wounds.
Be doctor and patient.
Step outside your thoughts or actions.
Don’t recriminate, re-educate.
Sorry don’t mean nothing if behaviour never change.
You can heal.
Believe that with your whole heart.
You have the right to Shadowless Joy.
Given you at birth.
Inside you still.
Hope I helped anyone struggling with circumstances I know only too well.
Questions or suggestions that may move this forward to others – don’t hesitate to let me know.
We’ll pass it around.
Bless you, sweethearts.
Don’t mind a gooey old lady kiss.
Mine on your cheek.
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