Dear Courageous Girl,
It is funny how much easier things get with practice. One of the hardest things in the world to do...standing up for ourselves...really does get easier with practice...it truly does.
What is it that makes it so hard to stand up for ourselves in the first place? We all have the right to respect and freedom....why is it so hard for us to put a stop to things and relationships that are disrespectful or that take away our right to choose or to live the way that we believe deep in our hearts?
It has often been said that the fastest way that destructive things grow is not when we participate in them...but when we stand aside and do nothing to stop them. Dear friend....your life, your beliefs, your values, your dreams, your freedom is worth standing up for. Dig deep to find conviction in what you truly believe in...and when it gets threatened, stand up for it. If you don't do it, who will?
You are so brave.
Your thoughts, opinions and beliefs matter.
You are so very loved.