If seven years ago, you would give anything to be in the position that you’re in now, (mentally, physically, financially, or spiritually) then you are a success! Be proud and talk to yourself kindly. Lean on your Faith and not of man, for man’s imperfect, and your strength must come from a greater source.
With that being said…I want to share a message I received from the novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. The main character is a girl named Kya. Kya has been abandoned by everyone she loved and who she thought loved her. When she meets a man who gives her attention, although yearning for companionship, his aggressive nature to be intimate, rubs Kya the wrong way (literally), and she removes herself from this “gentleman.” There’s no secret that this character yearns for companionship after many years of living in isolation. However, that did not interfere with the value she had for herself.
After Kya took a stand, the author begs the question, “how much do you trade to defeat lonesomeness?”
Companionship is needed, I speak of that in one of my poems titled Let Nature Sing, in poetry novel, Father, May I, but your dignity and self-respect should never be the tradeoff.
If you didn’t hear it today, I love you and you are not alone.
“You cannot be shamed for things you have forgiven yourself for.”