Survivor or Victim, which am I?
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Victim - someone or something sacrificed, preyed upon
babe in woods
Oh my, I can relate to classifying myself as many of the above. Sure I can maintain that type of attitude or I can be a ....
Survivor - a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.
Thesaurus.com did not have a lengthy list of synonyms like it did for "victim".
This being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I noticed the focus is on surviving. Well duh that makes so much sense. Survivors take action, victims surrender. This mindset can be applied to my life in general. Do I want to be a victim everyday, or do I want to survive each day. The survivor attitude is helping me heal from my minor surgical procedure, doing what I can when I can. I am not sitting back feeling sorry for myself. I am taking action to promote healing.
Now I see that this is the very route that I must take to address my weight. I have been a victim of my weight for far too long. I love the attitude of Sparkers like INDYGIRL, no matter what the adversity they take step to keep moving. No matter how small that step is.
Waiting for someone to fix me... that isn't going to happen.
My procedure was a blessing as it showed me that even with challenges we can move forward and live life with sparkle!