Stronger For It
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. MLKJR”
I didn’t have a clue what to expect the day I put my heart into words and on the internet for the world to see…
I didn’t expect the weight that would be lifted off of my shoulders as I let pent up words and feelings freely flow from my fingertips and on to your computer screen…
I didn’t anticipate the outpouring of love I received, specifically from people that knew my face, not my story…
And I didn’t even think to prepare for the hateful side of an outlet that can so easily be hidden behind…
I didn’t imagine that at 23 years old, I would have to face cyber bullying. I didn’t think that someone else’s words could make me reconsider the growth I’ve made and the impact that I can have.
But today, as I looked upon my phone to hateful comments, I found myself at the mercy of an anonymous submitter. Today, my demons were given life through someone else’s insecurities.
But I didn’t start this journey to let words stop me in my tracks. I didn’t spend my life fighting for internal happiness for external obstacles to take that away from me.
So today, I move forward with greater strength, with unwavering faith, hand in hand with the loving hands and courageous hearts that have always been by my side on this journey I didn’t know I would be taking.
Today I will choose growth, and always, always, always, I will choose love.