Mar 05, 2008
Just something I wrote to help other survivors out there. It came to mind a couple of weeks ago and I thought it might be able to help others out when they are facing hard times and struggling with the things they endured and suffered in their past. So this is for all you Survivors out there who are continuing to stand strong and continuing to fight, taking back control of your lives.
Survivor's Pledge by Jenna Kandyce Linch
I am a beautiful person.
I will learn to love myself again.
I will take the good with the bad.
I will think positively, keeping an open mind.
I won't be afraid to use my voice to be heard.
I will not take the blame for things that I had no control over and were not my fault.
I will stand up for the truth, even if I must stand alone.
With everything I have left in my life, I will make the most of it.
I will allow myself to heal in my own time, taking the healing process one step at a time, one day at a time.
I will not give up but keep fighting to get where I want to be in life.
I will find pleasure in the small things in my life.
To understand my fellow survivors, I will try to put myself in their shoes.
I will lend a hand and be a light to my fellow survivors.
To myself I will always remain true, following my heart.
I will learn to trust again and not push others away who want to help me.
I will believe in myself and always chase my dreams.
I will set goals for myself that I know I can achieve.
I won't back down under pressure and will not be silenced by ignorance and hate.
Every opportunity I get, I will use my past experiences to reach out to others.
I will learn to deal with my anger in a healthy way rather then in a way that will only bring harm to myself.
I will not lock away my emotions and feelings but will allow myself to cry and lose control of my emotions for I am human like everyone else.
I will encourage my fellow survivors, never putting them down or judging them for how they believe or what they go through and what they do to heal.
I will not act better then any of my fellow survivors for I know we are all in this together because of what we have endured and suffered.
I will be empathetic and understanding to the needs of other survivors, offering hope to them and being there for them through the hard times.
I will never back down in what I believe, even if others choose to follow the crowd.
I will not be so hard on myself for the mistakes of the past but learn from them and apply the lessons learned to my future.
Even when times get rough, I will keep going and never give up.
I will trust again, discerning who I can allow close to me and past those walls I set up around my heart.
I will take back control of my own life and not allow my abusers to have any control over any part of my life anymore.
I will break the chains of my past and learn to gradually let go and move on.
I will use the inner strength deep inside me to survive.
Even during life's storms, I will look for the good and weather the storm, knowing that my rainbow will come out and the sun will shine again.
One by one I will face my problems, taking them on instead of running away from them.
I will accept me, all of me, for who I am.
I will accept others for who they are and not be afraid to accept that which is different.
I will keep surviving, living, fighting as a warrior on the battlefield of life and refuse to give in to defeat.
Most importantly, I will know in my heart that my life is worth living and I have a purpose in my life, using any talents I have to make a difference in the lives of others.
'Survivor's Pledge' Copyright © Jenna Kandyce Linch