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    Picture Description: Easy is to judge the mistakes of others. Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes. #SpinaBifida #strong

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    Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.

    Where there is love and INSPIRATION. I don't think you can go wrong.
    #Disability #StayStrong #strong #Positivity #inspirational

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    What makes you #strong 💪🏻
    What empowers you to keep going?
    What lifts your Spirit up?
    A kind word?
    A smile?
    A hug?
    Maybe it’s the right song on the radio when you turn it on?
    Perhaps it’s the sound of Children’s laughter?
    Maybe it’s a great support system of your “tribe”, your “Soul family”?
    #strength 💪🏻 is not measured by lifting weights.
    Strength comes from lifting yourself up every time you get knocked down.
    It’s OK to fall.
    We all do.
    Just don’t stay there on the ground for too long.
    Pick yourself back up and come out swinging harder and stronger than before! 🥊💪🏻
    #WarriorStrong 💚💜💪🏻 #InspirationalQuotes

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    You are stronger than Spina Bifida

    You must have difficulties because of your Spina Bifida. But it makes you strong because you’ve gone through it and you pushed through. #SpinaBifida #strong

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    If you need to hear this-

    You are not alone. I believe you. And you are so much stronger than you think. #notalone #strong #Stronger

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    What control is to me

    My dad lived with chronic/acute pain most of his adult life. It began in the 1970’s, and escalated drastically over the rest of his life. His pain was in the form of peripheral neuropathy and was diagnosed by the VA but denied responsibility by the VA. The PN was a gift curtesy of our US government, via Agent Orange. My dad was not the only soldier who came into contact with AO. My dad’s wasn’t even a full measure of exposure. It was somewhat diluted. A river of runoff from washing out an airplane ran over his boots as he worked. The corrosive AO gifting him and countless others with lifelong neurological problems that would never get treated.
    Here’s where I get my example of control. In 2010 I moved in with my dad and we lived as house mates until 2019. I co-cared for him after I moved out but do to my own health issues I no longer was strong enough to care for him full time as before. During our nine years living together I witnessed his pain and watched him cry, struggle to keep himself calm, always he managed to be a happy person around others. Joking, laughing, talking. All while half crazy from the pain that was minimally controlled by prescription opioids, narcotics, and mood stabilizers. He was sleep deprived and by the last couple years of his life he developed a form of neurological dementia that ultimately took his life October 10, 2021. But even up to his very last day he prayed, he smiled at those who came to see him, and he kept control of his behavior.
    #strong #Brave #chronicacutepain #againstallodds



    #Trauma #breakup #RedFlags #ADHD #strong

    Even after 18 years being abused by my father, I strive so hard to see the good in people and the world. I recently went through a breakup where I found out my boyfriend had another girlfriend (she had no idea either). We were long distance which made this easier for him to cover up and lie about but eventually I had to face reality, set boundaries and when they were broken, cut him out of my life. It hurt after investing 2 1/2 months into somebody. I felt used, betrayed, hurt and like somehow something had been my fault. But those around me reassured me that no matter what he chose his actions and I am not responsible for that. I'm now seeing all of the red flags I ignored because I wanted to see him through rose colored glasses. I was lied to, manipulated into gaslighting myself and love bombed. I'm committed to judging someone's character now before letting them in my life and making them prove their intentions before the world relationship is even considered. As well as allowing those around me to weigh in because I'm not the best judge of character due to wanting to see the best and hope the best and not let trauma cloud my judgement. (NEWS FLASH he was lying and did have red flags....) I am a better person taking care of myself for me and keeping my friends close, but this will take some healing and trusting someone again will be hard. If you've read this far, thank you, I just needed to get everything out. Also, what I've learned: Dont let pain make you cold; you're not responsible for another person's choices; if you did your best with what you knew at the time, you did do your best even if you know better now; getting hurt is not worth the dopamine rush (I have adhd); people WILL treat you a certain way based on their character and how they feel about you; if you think you deserve better, you probably do; take the good from a bad situation and move on; givers need limits and boundaries; give grace but dont compromise yourself to do it.

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