Friday, July 31, 2009

I have had people try to break me because I have a light inside of me. It burns bright. They hate that light because it makes them feel something they haven't felt in years...alive. But what they don't realize is that I am already broken.

I have been broken my whole life. Broken by so many things. By Mom and Dad. Though I love them. Broken by men. Broken by circumstances. Broke by life.

But the difference in me, is that I love myself. I like me. There are days I hate myself, like everybody else. But for the most part..I don't.

And I am not afraid to be myself. I don't have to be a bunch of different people. I don't have to be one person for this person, another person for that person. I am ME for everyone.

And when you give what is in your heart, it can't be stolen.



Laurie in Ca. said...

Amen Nita, I understand what you mean so well. "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine" comes to my mind when I read this. If He is for us and who we are, who can be against us and steal our joy? No one. I love you Nita. I am working on loving myself the way He wants me to, more each day. No one can break what has already been broken and repaired by Him.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Donna said...

Amen sweetie! Would, that more people were like you! Sending you love!!!hughugs

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Dear Nita,

Yes, you surely do have a light inside, it shines through in your writing. Never let anyone take that away from you. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Blessings and hugs to you,


whitey said...

you are probably to young to remember but.... I think the Popeye character says "I am what I am" keep shining!!

Dena said...

Sweet Nita,

This is why I adore you. You are strong and passionate and gentle and sincere...anyone who doesn't love that about you isn't worth knowing.

Much love,

The Rustic Victorian said...

Grief can take a long time to go will be fine..God loves you and is holding your hand very tight.

Lee Laurie said...

What you said in this post is so beautiful and this is one reason that I feel so close to you even though we only know each other here in blogland. This post describes how I feel about myself. I will admit that I have tried to be different for other people in the past but no more. I am just going to be me and if they don't like it...oh well. I want my light to shine for everyone to see.

Lee Laurie

Anonymous said...

sweetly broken, wholly surrendered

Patti said...

You do have a way with words and oh how true they are. Great post Nita


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