Support – Inspirational Quotes
Quotes Slider #2 – Support
This week’s inspirational quotes are dedicated to Childline as October the 29th saw them celebrate their 29th birthday. Seeing that most of these quotes have come from support groups, I thought it would be nice to recognise the importance of support, whether through groups, charities, family or even strangers.
This Week’s Topic – Support
In brief –
I have been a member of many support groups on Facebook for many years now, and while I realise that’it’s not for everybody, they’ve been a support in times of need. Here is a list of some of the quotes I have shared recently.
Please feel free to share if know of anybody they may help.
Slide 1 – The mind of a child is fragile. Their emotions touch their future. Your words shape their destiny.
From this quote, there are no truer words than ‘your words shape their destiny.’ If you grow up being told, “you’ll never achieve anything with your life”, you’ll find yourself fighting it, every single day of your adult life, until you achieve your goals.
Slide 2 – Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.
Part one of this quote is rather hard to achieve, but part two is important, providing of course, that you don’t have the attitude ‘well it never done me any harm.’
Slide 3 – Brain Facts. Violent homes have the same effect on children’s brains as combat on soldiers.
How much of this is true, I have no idea, but if it’s true, either way, it’s not good news.
Slide 4 – If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.
This quote can be a battle. Anybody can write these words but sometimes, the reality is far more difficult than one can imagine. Yet, with that said, these words can ring true from time to time.
Slide 5 – You’ll end up really disappointed if you go through life thinking people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as yours.
Over the years, I have found this so hard to accept. I’ve always tried to treat people how I would like to be treated by them, but alas, life just isn’t like that. But wouldn’t it be great if…?
Slide 6 – I speak out against child Sexual abuse and rape because I prefer to protect the innocent rather than the guilty. Your silence is their greatest weapon.
I thought long and hard about including this quote to this week’s quote slider. I added it purely because I know how important it is to speak up and put an end to the abuse that people suffer. You’re not going to be the only one, and if you can prevent it happening to somebody else, then it’s worth it.
However, Victims (survivors) of abuse are so, because they are groomed and led to believe it’s their fault. Of course, we all know they’re not, but they need to address this first before they are able to speak up. Just take your time, and when you’re ready, speak up. You’ll feel a whole lot better afterwards.
Slide 7 – Look in the mirror. That’s the person who can get you where you want to go!
Going through these terrible things as a child can really knock your self-confidence as an adult. I know there is only one person that can get me to where I want to be, I just need to be more confident and look in the mirror a bit more often!
Living with abuse isn’t easy, and when you have children, it becomes even harder to hide your emotions from them. You need to be strong, and tell them to stand up for themselves, yet secretly, you know it’s something you wish you could do yourself.
Childline is one of those services that is a comfort to know it’s there for children that need it. Yet none of us hopes that our kids will ever need to use it. But whether they do or don’t need it, one thing is for sure, we’ll be there for them if they do.
Happy birthday, Childline, celebrating 29 invaluable years.
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