Saturday, January 2, 2021

They can't take away your dignity

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
January 2, 2021

There are things no one can take away from you. You have to give it to them. One of them is power over your life. When someone hurts you, and you hang onto that pain, anger, judgment while constantly trying to figure out why they treated you that way, you give them power over your life. They continue to inflict pain, because you gave them that power.

The good news is, as soon as you decide that you are no longer willing to give them a place in your life, they lose! Basically, you choose when they lose. This is why the feature video today is Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love Of All.

Too many times we're all hurt by people and then wonder why they did it to us. Was it personal? Was it a matter of being in the wrong place at the right time for them to attack us? Did they believe a lie about us? Were they so miserable they wanted everyone else to be that way too? Were they jealous of us? Those are questions that you may want to be answered, but the truth is, it really shouldn't matter to you at all. The only thing you have the power to do, is choose how you respond afterwards.

At the end of the day, you have only yourself to answer for. What you believe, what you do, how you think, how you act and how you live your life, is all up to you. You control no one else. No one else controls you, unless you allow it.

It is hard for everyone but having PTSD makes it harder to hang onto your dignity and hope. The last thing you need is to have someone you know making you feel worse.

If they mistreat you, betray you, judge you, walk away from you, they deserve no place in your life because they have proven you do not matter to them. Maybe they are so miserable in their own life, they only feel better about themselves by making someone else miserable.

If they stand by you, help you, care about, want you to be happy, they earned a place in your life because they proved they care about you and you do matter to them.

The Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
Is the greatest love of all
And if, by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Linda Creed / Michael Masser 
And if you have someone in your life who loves you, then you are blessed. If not, then believe someday, when you are healed and ready for it, love will find you again. First you need to learn how to love yourself. You cannot give them love if you do not know what it is, but once you learn, you will be happy to give them a place in your life...and all the love you have.

Remember, it is your life...get in and drive it!

#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

I believe in you and me
I believe that we will be in love eternally
Well, as far as I can see
You will always be the one for me
Oh yes, you will
And I believe in dreams again
I believe that love will never end
And like the river finds the sea
I was lost, now I'm free
'Cause I believe In you and me
I will never leave your side
I will never hurt your pride
When all the chips are down, baby
Then I will always be around
Just to be right where you are
My love, you know I love you, boy
I will never leave you out
I will always let you in, oh baby
To places no one's ever been
Deep inside
Can't you see that I believe in you and me
Maybe I'm a fool to feel the way I do
I will play the fool forever
Just to be with you forever
I believe in miracles
And love's the miracle
And yes, baby you're my dream come true
I was lost, now I'm free
Oh, baby 'cause I believe, I do believe in you and me
See, I was lost, now I'm free
'Cause I believe in you and me
Believe in you and me
Believe in you and me

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Sandy Linzer / David P Wolfert
I Believe in You and Me lyrics © R2m Music, Linz Music, Emi Sosaha Music Inc. 

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