It's not what I have[.] It's what I have to give. A blog about resources--gaining, giving, and sharing.

28 July 2011

Stories - A Continuation from the Experiences Affect Identity posts

12:01 PM Posted by steve flores No comments
I mentioned in the series of posts titled, “EXPERIENCES Affect Identity,” that I would send personal stories to email subscribers.  I’m currently working on a couple of stories and collecting the remainders.  Before I begin emailing, I would like to give you an opportunity to subscribe to this blog by email.  Enter email address in the box titled, “Never miss an update. Subscribe to receive by email.” (If you haven't done that, then I don't have your email address on file.  Also, if you do subscribe, then expect an automated email asking you to activate your account.) I believe these stories could serve as a source of strength, hope, and courage when you are faced with negative experiences in life.  My hope is that they serve as examples, of real people, who have weathered or are weathering some of life’s most difficult challenges. 

If you feel like throwing in the towel, because the memory of past experiences is too much to bear, then subscribe. 

If you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness and it is affecting your ability to live now, then subscribe. 

If you’ve lost a loved one, through death, and it was sudden, tragic, and just unfair, then subscribe. 

If the pain of the past, and what you’ve done, is not easy to overcome, because of guilt and shame, then subscribe. 

If you know of someone who struggles with overcoming their past experiences and need a resource to help them, then subscribe. 

I will start with my story of being sexually abused first, with an email on Saturday morning.  Then, others will follow.

These stories are not “how to” stories.  They are not meant to serve as a trite fix to deep hurt.  They are not a call to duplicate someone else’s life.  And, please don't think I'm telling you to "get over it,"  with these stories.  Your hurt is real.  The pain is real.  I understand pain.  These are stories.  You draw conclusions.  You create your own story.  I want to help you discover your story.  Insignificant or hurtful experiences and hardships now may have incredible and profound significance in the future.  You future is now.