Positive Wednesdays-Overcoming Abuse

Last week a Policeman walked into his in-laws house and shot his father, mother, brother in- laws, his 16 year old step-daughter and his estranged wife. They all died except the wife. Then, he went over to his sister- in- laws house to shoot her too. He was unsuccessful, so he killed himself.

Later it was reported that he verbally and emotionally abused his wife of 14 years. With this in mind, i wanted to focus on overcoming abuse. I will not begin to think, i understand what someone who is being abused or has been abused is going through. I just want to offer a word of support (a virtual shoulder of so to speak).

Are you a lion or a lamb?
You wake you up and look a the dull walls smiling back at you.
The voices say,  it's time to end it all.
You are nothing!!!
The world can go on without you.

My question is how will your life be remembered? 
Will your story be lost among the millions, who were afraid to take a chance?
Or will you leave something noble behind? 

There's everything to gain by believing that you're king or queen of the jungle, even if just for a day. (Go ahead and roar if you want to.)
Each of us has an amazing opportunity to live large, if we allow it.
But, it takes leaving the comfort of our familiar meadows and walking into the unknown. 
Once you take that chance, you've made your days worthwhile.
Even if you have few resources, adventure is around every corner, and life is waiting to be devoured. 

Each time you overcome an obstacle, a fear or a step back, you gain confidence.
Every small victory helps you feel more certain of yourself and your direction, pushing you further and faster than you ever thought possible. You can do it!  

If you were to write the book of your life, would you want to read it?


It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. - Roman proverb

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  1. That story is awful, and the worst part is that abuse is all to common and around every corner. Thank you for your supporting words.

    I also like John Maxwell's words ... Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

  2. thank you so much for sharing this. You´re an inspiration! r

  3. Hi

    Such a tragic story but sadly they are becoming more and more frequent in today’s world.

    Emotional and verbal abuse is such an ugly thing. When someone feels that it is ok to tear another person’s self esteem and sense of self apart.

    Well done for highlighting it!

    Great words of encouragement, some of us myself included still have to learn to take control or be the Lion in our own lives, but it’s always worth it in the end.

  4. Wonderful words of support and encouragement, mate. If I wrote my autobiography, some parts would really HOOK readers. Other parts would be a big SNORE!!

    Thanks for using pink text. I can read it now - YEA!!

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  7. Too sad for the families. Your are indeed a Lioness. The post is so inspirational.

  8. I think I started out as a lamb, but the older I get, the more I tend towards being a lion.

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