I am grateful that I have so many things to be grateful for.
1 The love of my Heavenly Father!
2 My beautiful Husband of 40 years!
3 My four Beautiful Daughters!
4 My 10 Beautiful Grandchildren

5 I am grateful to have a roof over my head and enough food to eat.

6 I am Creative and enjoy art and crafting

7 My middle name is Mary-No-(Write) I love to write. Words are my thing!

8 I am proud and grateful for all the help through-out my journey of healing
thus far!
9 I am really grateful for my therapist and Psychiatrist!

10 I am grateful to be alive!
I could go on all day and I can also include more thought into each
gratefulness that I chose.

When a person is down and depressed its really hard to work on
a gratitude list. But it can be done. If we just sit awhile and just think about
them before they even get onto the paper. Let the mind wander away
from pain and into some peacefulness that we all need from time to time.

It might just lift your spirit. See how many you can come up with. Just
in this very process, a person can begin to feel lifted and lighter.

I know it works for me


What to do with that space?

What do I do with that space? Its white and it’s there but has it been erased? What was it for, this space? It seems silly, I know but its a big responsiably to make the best use of it.  I will give it some time to let me know why it is there and what to do with it. It’s clean and it is bright! There are so many possibilities to use this space. Was it given to me or was it given to you? Perhaps we both have this white space. It’s so clean so if I use it, I don’t want to make a mistake and have to erase it.
I know, what it’s telling me.  It’s telling me to write and to keep writing because I can never, never, ever, run out of that white space. My thoughts are safe.










My story will be written!
I always wanted to write. It has always been my lifelong dream to write a book. Never tell anyone that it’s too late to make their dream come true. I wanted to write a book but never saw myself ever having this opportunity. I was always told that I write well. I did not just believe anything that anyone told me. I knew it for myself. Others only validated it more. I am capable, and I am intelligent. I do have what it takes to write a book I have a lifetime of experience on this subject. I can write from a personal perspective, which is that of a survivor of severe abuse. But do I have the energy the wisdom and the courage to carry it out?
This is not a selfish endeavor. I am not really writing for me so much as I am writing to all survivors of child abuse. I can tell you that it won’t be like most child abuse books. I want it to be different. I want to inspire others. I want to validate others. I want to help those who live in silence, find their voice. I want to share other experiences and much more. My book must stir emotion not just in the survivors but perhaps even the perpetrator or the mothers who pretended that they saw nothing. The survivor always suffers more than the perpetrator. It was true in my case. My father is dead now and I continue to suffer. We don’t have to continue to suffer. There are so many options for us to heal and so many forms of therapy that have been proven through the test of time. I want to write in a very deep creative way that lifts the spirit of those who have suffered.
The good news is that I have started my book. I am very excited about it. I don’t know how long it will take because it’s my very first book, but it will get written.
Hugs to all survivors!