The Big Risk
Dearest Blogging Friends,
A number of factors caused me to "hide" my true self, and try to be as low key and wordless as possible.
Among friends, family, and on-line, I used to enjoy sharing a bit about my "little life"
("little", because I am home-bound).
Unfortunately I regressed due to continued hostilities you know nothing about.
I was made to think my Real Self was Ugly and Unacceptable.
Among the "things" and events which have helped free me,
is a healthy dose of you,
my sweet internet friends.
Like a hibernating turtle, I am re-emerging from my shell,
and discovering that maybe I am not so unworthy that I have to hide in order to protect others from myself.
Some events especially this month have afforded even more liberty to my soul.
for allowing me to be "me",
and for helping me see that it is acceptable to be my real self,
and to no longer hide.
You are the right combination of Encouragement, Friendship, and Support -
and the right combination of dear personalities come together.
Your artwork also is a healing balm - because it is who you are.
I am blessed...
You never know how your words and actions will affect another life.
You certainly have affected mine positively.
Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Some names in particular have helped, and your names are listed below.
I probably have left some names out inadvertently,
but please know how much you have influenced me, and helped me over this terrible hurdle.
My life is different because of you.