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Survivor or Victim, which am I?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Victim - someone or something sacrificed, preyed upon
synonyms:
casualty
martyr
sufferer
butt
clown
dupe
fool
gopher
innocent
mark
patsy
pawn
prey
pushover
quarry
scapegoat
stooge
sucker
underdog
babe in woods
easy mark
hunted
injured party
sitting duck
sitting target

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!
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  • SUNSET09
    You are, who you say you are! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We are survivors! emoticon
    1149 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Great blog!
    1150 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    We ARE survivors: resilient and determined!!
    1151 days ago
  • FLUTTER-BY)L(
    A good attitude will go so far to help you heal. You will do awesome with the attitude of being a survivor. emoticon
    1151 days ago
  • ID_VANDAL
    You are for sure a survivor!! What a great blog to wake us up since it is easy to slip into the "poor me" and "why is everybody always pickin on me?" (hey that could be a song! LOL) anyway you seem to be focused on getting it right so keep it up.

    Vandal

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    1151 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    I too am inspired and humbled by Sparkers such as Indygirl. I also love PinkHope, who is the leader of my BLC challenge. She really and truly celebrates every single ounce lost, and those ounces have really added up -- to 120 pounds so far!

    It sounds like you've had some extra time to think during this enforced recovery, and you're discovering a new attitude and truth!
    1151 days ago
  • WHYNOTJ1
    You can choose to move forward, although it isn't easy to do. I've faced different life challenges by repeating this affirmation to myself: I choose to not be a victim. I choose to move forward. I can get past this. emoticon
    1151 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Surviorship = healing, strength, courage, progress. And they all feed on each other to make you whole and a better person than you were before! That's the whole idea.

    I learned thru attending GamAnon (yup, gambling was an intimate part of my extended family . . . and not a pretty part either, to say the least!) The whole idea I gleaned from those meetings was that as much as longing to go back to where we were before (fill in the blank) happened, sometimes, we have to get to a NEW place, a BETTER place, and THAT is our place of peace and wholeness.

    Ok, blathering on. Fantabulous blog and really food for thought1


    1151 days ago
  • SUGARSMOM2
    hiding in the corner . I am with both groups . I will try to be better . needed to see it in print .
    1151 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Oh so true, the survivor is always the best choice. Go get'm
    1151 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I think I'm a little of each character, depending upon the situation that has occurred. Have a great day.
    1151 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    There seems to be an underlying trend in today's blogs about obstacles. The Lord will not give us more than we can handle. Sometimes I wish He didn't have such confidence in me but whatever!

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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    1151 days ago
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