I read this post written back in May of this year every now and then to remind me that I want to be a survivor and not “a victim”. I hope all of you who read this for the first time will ask yourself if you are a victim or a survivor. For those of you who have already ready this post, it is a reminder not to let yourself slip into the victim role.
We all have had bad things happen to us. Some have been in accidents, some have had someone treat them badly and others like myself have developed unusual and life threatening illnesses. As Joel Osteen has said, “Trouble is inevitable, misery is optional.”
For the first several years I was angry at what happened to me, angry at my workplace where I got sick, angry at friends I lost because I could no longer do what I did before, and angry at the defense’s medical doctors for not believing me and that my workplace had made me ill.
I was a victim and stayed in the victim role with all my anger penetrating deep into my soul. During my treatment I was constantly with others who were as ill as I was. We shared stories and tried to comfort each other. However, they felt as angry and victimized as I did…
View original post 250 more words