So March 5 is the National DID Awareness Day — how cool was that.
And a couple of days later, March 8, is International Women’s Day.
That’s two big inspirational days right in a row. Busy week for female dissociative survivors.
With those days in mind, look at this wonderful idea sent to me :
I am full of empowering thoughts it would seem.
In part, that is because I attended an International Women’s Day conference on Thursday and the incredible stories of courageous women just blew me away.
As a part of the activities of the day, we were to bring an inspiring quote or write something to share with another participant at the conference. We were all given blank greeting cards in which to write our quote or thoughts. At the end of the conference, on our way out, they had a basket full of the various cards that the women had written their thoughts in. We were to choose one at random as a card/thought to take away with us.
This is what the card I chose said inside:
“Never give up. This is what my life taught me. I came from a land of war. I thought that I would never get a chance to build my future but there is always a shred of light that will open a door to a new opportunity.”
Inspiring thought. My sincere thanks to the woman who wrote this for me.
Now, what if we had a (virtual) conference devoted to DID and we were given an opportunity to write something inspirational to give to another person.
What would your thought or quote be?
What an interesting idea! We could do that!
We can write inspirational words to give to other readers here in this community.
We can write new inspirational words of encouragement.
Or, we can gather a list of inspirational quotes and encouraging words that are already written.
These quotes could be offered to other dissociative trauma survivors….
OR they could be meant for your own System people.
What would you say to support, inspire, and encourage the people in your healing environment?
Do you have a favorite quote written here in Discussing Dissociation?
If I know which words have the most importance to you, I can make an image, using words that are meaningful and significant for you. OR … you can make a visual picture image using your favorite quote from this blog, and share it with me. Either way.
If I get enough of them collected, maybe I can make a new video using them.
If y’all are willing, I would be open to including various words of support y’all have already been writing to each other here in the Comment sections of this blog. There have been some really beautiful, supportive, and kind words offered to each other — like some really beautiful words said.
How about we go on a little “Quote Hunt”, find some of the sentences or phrases that mean the most to you? And then… if the speaker is willing, we can take those words and make our very own works of art from them.
And if you find a particularly helpful quote from me — in articles, or in the comments I’ve written — please post the words below (or send them in an email), and if possible, please let me know where you found them.
Of course, we’ll need to get each other’s permission to use the encouraging words and phrases said by each other. No one will be forced to participate if they are not comfortable being quoted on an image.
If we post these inspirations together, the encouragement you need on a difficult day will be easy to find.
So what do you and your systems say to that idea? Is anybody ready to go start quote hunting?! I hope so. 🙂
And let’s wish each other the very best in all our healing journeys. 🙂
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