Just keep growing

I have been told that my writing can be very dark at times. I write what I feel. I am inspired by life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I use it all. It all affects who I am and who I allow around me. I am not a sad person. I am usually very happy, energetic, smiling, and full of joy. There are times in all of our lives when we get down. When we get sad. When we get hurt. Today I realized that everyone that is in my life is not in my life for my benefit. There are some people in my life that seek to hurt me and destroy me. I refuse to accept that. I know that I am a great person. I am full of life and charity. I give until I cannot give anymore. Some people appreciate it, others take advantage of it. I will not be fooled twice!

I have lost a lot of people throughout my lifetime. A lot!. Some friends, some family, some enemies. Yet and still I am still here. I do not dwell on the past. I pray for the strength to move forward. I do not hold on to the previous events. I push forward and continue on my path. I am a seeker of knowledge, understanding, and growth. For that reason, I am constantly changing. I am done living my life through the eyes of others. I am the only one that is in my skin. I am the only one dealing with my issues. I am the only one suffering the consequences of my decisions. I do not force anyone to live their life according to my words. I would just appreciate it if I could be afforded the same.

There is an old saying that states, “great minds think alike”. I agree. However, that does not translate into great minds accomplish the same goals. It does not state that great minds follow the same rules. There is no evidence that great minds make only great decisions. I love me and who I am growing into. I love myself so much that I refuse to be treated in a manner that is less than what I deserve! I am here! Still standing! Through it all…I am unbroken! I may be bent, bruised, battered, and bleeding but I am still here!

What do you think?