I wrote this post a while ago. I think it’s worth a repost, especially with everything that’s happened lately. Trying to find my perspective right now, and reading this again helped me.
For a long time after my diagnoses, I victimized myself.
I’ve already been through enough.
This isn’t fair.
I had variations of those thoughts flood my mind for years and years. And then one day, I flipped the switch.
Really? It’s that easy?
No. Hell no. It is not that easy. It was not a switch. It is a slow progression to heal your brain and your thinking.
It was realizing that I have no control over anything, except for how I react to the situations I am placed in. It is giving up control to your Higher Power, whatever that may be.
It’s about trusting the process, your journey.
Most importantly, it’s about getting perspective. No, I’m not talking about starving children in Africa.
I’m talking about all of the good things you have in your life. Appreciating the good, because you have the bad. We all have things in our life that we struggle with; we all have things that we feel are insurmountable. We can get so bogged down by the negativity in our life that it can lead to what I did–victimization.
You are not a victim. You are a warrior.
Pick up your shield and fight.
Don’t think about all the ways it could be worse and compare yourself to the world around you.
Simply be grateful for what you have.
Clean drinking water, gas in your car, food in your fridge, a roof over your head. Simple things we take for granted in civilized nations.
As I always say, stay mighty, Warriors.