Hi and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. You are always welcome around my table. I want to thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with me through your comments. I am honored. I applaud your courage. I have found that the wonder of a supportive network lies with in the ability of its members to share from their experience, strength and hope. As we share what is going on in our lives and then listen to how other members, are or have handled similar situations; we find courage.
Through the process of being involved in a supportive network, we find that we no longer need or have to be alone in our struggles.
In my experience, as I have taken the risk to share who I am and what I am experiencing — with my support network — I have grown through the process of being heard. Moreover, as I have shared — with my trusted friends — what is going on in my life I have been able to come out of my self- imposed isolation. Once I have been heard I then listen to the experience, strength and hope of my trusted friends. As I have listened to the wisdom of my friends my process has been empowered.
When I realized that I did not have to be alone in my struggles a miracle occurred. I began to experience hope.
Although our journeys may be very different, as we share who were are and what we are experiencing — through our journey’s – a miracle occurs. We slowly find ourselves being led out of the shadows our self-imposed isolation into the light and the power of identification. As we are led from the shadows of our isolation we find the courage to explore beyond our fears and anxieties. Slowly we learn to take risks and through our process we learn to celebrate who we are and what we bring to our world. In the process we embrace hope.
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