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Submitted by Andrea
Hello I just want to share my story. I grew up seeing my step dad beating up my mom, hearing those painful words that my step dad throwing up my mom. But you know what I never thought to be a rebel child I was just thinking my mom is sacrificing a lot for me so why would I mess it all up, I got hurt every time of course but all I will do is just open up my microsoft word and type there what I really feel cause I don’t have friends that I can tell them what’s happening during those time. And now I’m just living with mom for 3 yrs now cause my step dad filed us cases so to be able to fight for our right we need to borrow big money (FYI those criminal cases was dismiss, but we’re still under going some cases bcoz of their conjugal something) so up to now we’re still wasting money for those and we have a big financial problem, it’s hard, it’s really stressful coz at the beginning of the problem I need to stop from going to school so I’m just gonna go out to attend our trial. Imagine 7-8 trials per month. I will not be hypocrite, there were times that I just want to die so it will be over but seeing my mom being strong for me so I should be as well. I’m not skinny I weigh 130+ pounds but it’s okay with me (yes I need to be healthy I had my sugar test it’s normal thank god, I’m not hypertensive as well) cause I’m enjoying my life, I’m not living my life to please some people, it’s just I know how to love myself, appreciate what I can do try to conquer my fears. and I know I’m unique form others. People need to learn that they should know how to be happy with themselves, cause it’s a choice. And now a days people having depression are lucky cause they can get help now like this blog. So cheers for you guys! thank you for helping and reaching out for those people whose having hard time with their lives (including me) keep it up!
Helloooo ladies and gents!
Long time no speak, but I had an interesting thought today. I realized that quite often, we are able to sense whether people are okay or not. We get a “vibe” telling us whether the person is happy or sad or angry. But just as often, we don’t act on these vibes.
My challenge to you: The next time you get a sad vibe from someone, walk up and sincerely ask, “Are you okay? I just wanted you to know that I’m here for you.” If you’re too shy to do this, replace the question with a compliment. Even something like “Your hair looks great today!” will put them in a better mood.
We are given both the joy and the responsibility that come with being in community with one another. Use your voice.
xx Abby W.
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