Reflecting Without Regressing : My Mental Health And Peace Of Mind

756 Words Jun 27th, 2016 4 Pages
REFLECTING WITHOUT REGRESSING
Within the confines of my thirty two years on planet Earth I have had most likely many more experiences, good and bad, than most people my age. Some memories are due to my disability…some are related to very unwise and even dangerous decisions. Looking back on my life evokes both immense pride and unbearable shame. For the sake of my mental health and peace of mind, I shall choose here and now to reflect on only the good memories and good decisions. Ever since I was a little girl I have been taught to be kind and to help others. It was engrained in me at a very young age. As a result, I am most content when I am speaking out on behalf of the less fortunate and guiding those who come to me for help with life issues. One example of this that I vividly remember was when a really close friend of mine confided in me that her husband had been unfaithful. He was her first true love and thusly all she had ever known other than her parents. I poured my life, heart and soul into my friend, helping her to learn self respect and to realize she deserved not only better than unfaithfulness but THE best marriage possible. I took her places, told her stories of my own journey toward loving myself, even told her how precious she was in the sight and mind of God. Her outlook gradually changed until she became convinced that she was not only worthwhile, but precious.
We shed many tears along the way, but the day…

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