Adversity

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“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”  Napoleon Hill

I’ve always told my children that forgiveness doesn’t release the offender from what they’ve done, but rather it frees you from the battle within. Typically this battle is fruitless and only damages one self’s peace of mind and joy in living.

When I came across the above noted quote, I sat and just stared at it… reading it over and over in my mind until I had it memorized… or was I mesmerized by it?

Positives and Negatives! I’ve been so enamored  by these characteristics lately, this statement just drove into my soul.

The effects of a negative person on your emotional well-being is daunting. It tears at you and causes emotional strain that no one should have to endure…

Recently I was ‘enlightened’ that this was National Domestic Violence Awareness month… embarrassingly enough I admit I’d never heard of it…. or at least never realized it. But as the saying goes, better late than never.

There are times in one’s life when there just seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel…
Days where there seems to be no hope…

But there is… hope, love and true happiness. These can be found in faith by trusting in Him for your every need and believing that He cares.

He will carry you through this valley as well as stand with you on the mountaintop.

I’ve come to the conclusion that life is full of joy as well as sorrow. It’s what we decide to do with our lives that will have the long-lasting effect of what joy and sorrow we allow to remain.

Until next time,
Jean

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9 thoughts on “Adversity

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this Jean, and especially for helping to spread the awareness.
    According to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php
    Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the NCADV.
    “In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year the first national toll-free hotline was begun. In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress. Such legislation has passed every year since with NCADV providing key leadership in this effort.

    In October 1994 NCADV, in conjunction with Ms. Magazine, created the “Remember My Name” project, a national registry to increase public awareness of domestic violence deaths. Since then, NCADV has been collecting information on women who have been killed by an intimate partner and produces a poster each October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, listing the names of those documented in that year.”

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