Take a Moment to See How Far You’ve Come

A couple of months ago, I bit down on a Werther’s Original Chewy Caramel and my entire dental bridge came out. At that moment, my mind became anxious and started to run with the scenarios of major dental work and cost. And for those who know me well, know how much I hate dental work. 

But then, a sense of peace came over me and I said, “I can get through this, no matter what. God is good and He made me well.”

In the 24 hours before my appointment,  every time my mind went to an anxious state, I repeated it.  I saw the dentist and he re-cemented the bridge back on. He said it may come out again, but it won’t be anything drastic to fix.

I bring all this up because if this happened even a year ago, I would have had several panic attacks and insomnia. The worry would have affected my mood. Physically,  I would have had heartburn or an I.B.S attack.  A total, hot mess.

I encourage anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, if you actively work at self-care/therapy, things do change. You may not notice a change right away, but one day something that used to upset or worry you, just won’t anymore.  Some things may feel uncomfortable but livable.

Keep up the work and remain faithful. You deserve to be well!


Speaking Up

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“Children are meant to be seen, not heard.”

“Women need to stay quiet and look pretty.”

“You don’t want to ruffle any feathers, so keep quiet.”

“No one will believe you, so why start something you can’t stop?”

I follow the amazing poet, Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram. She has a way with words. I feel comforted and validated from her poetry.  This particular post about speaking up, stirred up many emotions in me.

How many times have we been told to be quiet? Even though we have a real need and yet society tells us to shut up.

Sure, there are many “powerful” figures in our lives who tweet, speak, yell, post, upload, and/or spew their empty, yet annoying, demeaning, or hurtful words. They feel the power they stole gives them the right to spew, but suppress the hurting.

But, please do not give up! Speak truth.

When there is an injustice or your morals have been crushed please speak out, even if it scares you.

You may save a life or even your own.