I overcame

Nomsa Kawondera
Posted January 18, 2021 from Zimbabwe

ln the midst of it all l chose to rise above, it has not been an easy road being a mother of three, unemployed and broken, l had to start by wiping off my tears and making a decision that l would not let what happened to me define me, l started by thinking positive, talking positively surrounding myself with positive people and took the negativity out of my life, l became the most grateful person appreciating the littlest thing that happened to me and glorifying God for it, l am at peace and happy now, l have always heard  people say you can never buy happiness and surely l have experienced it in my life because l have never had to pay a dime for it. Every opportunity l get l make the most of it no matter how small, l always thought you have to have become very successful and have material things to be able to share your journey but I thought l will not wait for that but share every step, this might just encourage someone in the same situation as mine, having survived all sorts of abuse in their past marriage and are starting from nothing, all l can say is the change starts with you, this is just the beginning of my story from brokenness to wholeness. PS never forget to rise above it all!

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jomarieb.earth
Jan 18
Jan 18

Dear Nomsa,
Thank you so much for this story. It is extremely heartfelt. Joy is priceless. Joy is as important as food. And I am overjoyed that you found your joy. And that you find it in the little things. The small blessings are truly the greatest. I am proud of you being able to rise above whatever tries to bring you down. That means you have a strong spirit. Bravo sister! Cherish yourself, and your everyday accomplishments. Material things really don't provide spirit. And I'm happy for you that you acquired your own proper perspective.
Massive hugs...JoMarie

Nomsa Kawondera
Jan 19
Jan 19

thank you my sister

Paulina Nayra
Jan 19
Jan 19

Dear Nomsa,
I love your story. I love it in the sense that it exudes positivity and not despair. It shows us that there is life after an abusive relationship if we wipe our tears, stand up and make the most of opportunities and resources that comes our way. And let me congratulate you for getting out of an abusive relationship. For your courage, for that big leap to raise your children even without a husband. I tell you, you can spread your wings now. Fly higher. Soar.
Huggs.

Nomsa Kawondera
Jan 20
Jan 20

Thank you Paulina

Nini Mappo
Jan 20
Jan 20

Hello Nomsa,
Your story speaks the truth we all forget from time to time. that "You are not your past. You are not your circumstances, you are not your wounds. Yoy are worthy of dignity and joy and freedom regardless of your yesterdays, and every day is always new and gives us a chance to start afresh!"
Good on you for holding on to hope, faith, truth, and gratitude to rise above it all. Thank you for such a lovely message.

Nomsa Kawondera
Jan 20
Jan 20

That is true, thank you Nini

Hello, dear Nomsa,

I love your resilience, positivity and fighting spirit! Having that courage to face life challenges actually makes you successful, dear. I encourage you to create a vision board where you cut out photos of what you want your life to look like in the future (photos of whatever you want to be, what you want to achieve, and what you want to have). It give so much hope and it activates faith for great things to come. Thank you for your message!

Nomsa Kawondera
Jan 22
Jan 22

Thank you for the advice Karen

You're welcome, dear sister. :)

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Jan 21
Jan 21

Nomsa,

Wow! "From brokenness to wholeness!" What a journey! What courage! How inspiring! How uplifting! How empowering!

I applaud you sister! Thank you for sharing your story and for the "medicine" of how to get oneself out of the deep pit of despair to wholeness again: do not be defined by your situation; surround yourself with positive people; be grateful for the little things in life; and have a positive attitude.
You have found your own power, my dear, and you are using it to inspire others. All the best.

Nomsa Kawondera
Jan 22
Jan 22

Thank you my sister

Barry
Jan 22
Jan 22

This is so beautiful Nomsa. I love how your story is radiating inner joy and happiness. The level of positivity is outstanding!!!! I am glad that you have figured out that money can never buy happiness. Everyone has their definition of happiness. Congratulations my dear! You have just found yours!!

Nomsa Kawondera
Jan 22
Jan 22

Thank you Barry