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 believe there is a silver lining to our experiences. There is a message, a lesson that through each experience, we can 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 and the lack of emotional support was there, but the silver lining is that without all of those experiences, I couldn’t do what I do with my writing, or with my Diary.
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 our experiences.
Us putting a ‘positive slant’ on a negative experience is sending a message to the universe that we understand, that it wasn’t acceptable, but we’re okay.