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Thursday, July 17, 2014

I got news this morning that someone who had caused a traumatic event in 1963 dropped dead from an aneurysm.

I hope that most of their negative power over me left years ago (therapy does do miracles), but everyone once in awhile when I looked in the mirror I could still hear their voice saying, "no one will love you ever."

The event had its positive effects in my life. I made sure my children never heard that same voice; I am now teaching a grandchild the same lessons I've learned.

I was an outstanding practitioner of my chosen career thanks to an ability I learned early: staying calm when the awful actually happens.

Today, however, I am singing, "Ding-dong the witch is dead; ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead."
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    I loved your phrase "milestone period."

    I am ever so grateful for the other adults in my life who nurtured me to normalcy without ever knowing what had happened.

    2511 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    You did a great job of turning a bad situation into a character builder for yourself, not all people can do that. It's going to feel like a new era to you, a weight will be lifted, and you can continue to be proud that you overcame such negativity. I hope for continued positivity for your life going forward. Give yourself some special nurturing and attention right now, during this milestone period and then let it all go. emoticon
    2529 days ago
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