I often take time to reflect on my experiences and know these experiences were always meant for me, but it’s not okay for those responsible to think it’s okay.
No one should be subjected to neglect or abuse, but I do believe there is a silver lining to our experiences, whether we’re able to see the silver lining or not. There’s a message, a lesson that through each experience we come through stronger, more rounded individuals.
I have always chosen to look at my experiences through a positive lens, even if it’s been negative. The neglect, the abuse, the lack of emotional support and finding out late about cerebral palsy. The silver lining is that without all of those experiences, I couldn’t do what I do with my diary.
Perhaps we need to stop looking at everything that doesn’t work out as something totally negative, and instead look to see what we can take from it, so that we are able to put a positive slant on the experience.
Us putting a ‘positive slant’ on a negative experience is sending a message to the universe that we understand, that we’re okay.