We are all works in progress but sometimes we allow the negative thoughts or projections of someone to define who we are. Our brother and poet Pablo Neruda realized that when he said, “Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”
― Pablo Neruda
Beloved, may you embrace your divine inheritance, be filled with joy, love, peace and courage.
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf
the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
– Derek Walcott, Collected Poems 1948-1984 New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1986.
The day is new and with this comes many possibilities. Be bold and courageous, trust in God and he will provide for ALL your needs. I am a witness! I looked my abuser in the face one day as he threatened to KILL me and I was no longer afraid . Based upon my response , he knew his power over me had been broken! Today I am at peace and I no longer wear the mask that so many victims put on to hide the pain. You are beautiful and loved my sisters !