This is a SoulCollage® Card that I haven't shown. He makes me happy today.
It's been an interesting morning. Yesterday, I read this story about a brilliant young man who took his life. He had been sexually abused as a child and though he was successful in both career and friendship, he could never escape what he called "the darkness" of being abused.
Reading his 2000 word obituary was excruciating yet enlightening.
It renewed my commitment to SoulCollage and to sharing it with others. I made a comment on my facebook about it this morning and a friend happens to be very good friends with the executive director Mental Health America here in the Roanoke office. She called her about SoulCollage and then let me know that there is interest and gave me the number to call. I'm waiting for a call back. Very exciting. And scary. But I'm ignoring scary. No, that's not true. I'm not ignoring it. I'm acknowledging it and maybe even embracing it a bit, knowing that it can't stop me unless I allow it to. It's ok to be afraid of new things...even if you know you're prepared.
I just feel that if kids are allowed to express themselves and to realize that these darknesses are just one facet of their whole beautiful selves, they will grow up healthier and happier.
I want to be a part of helping as many folks, children and adults, on their roads to recovery as I can.