resilience matters

Posted July 15, 2016 from Australia

As a child I was surrounded by violence,abuse and unpredictability

As a mother My children became part of this story too Until I chose to heal my wounds and in turn change their story to one of love and hope. I dug to the depths of my pain and then some and came out stronger,more loving,more empathetic,and hopeful for a better life/world.

Through committment,patience,endurance and humour I starting living authentically and followed my heart which was supporting people in the community and advocating on their behalf. I feel very passionate about empowering others and supporting them to make changes in their lives for the better and showing them by sharing of myself

To be vunerable is to understand another here I am choosing kindness, love,patience, and integrity inspite of (happinessis an inside job)

Jan Veal

This post was submitted in response to The Opposite of Violence.

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  • echo demitrez
    Jul 21, 2016
    Jul 21, 2016


    You have a wonderful name-- summerbreeze and you are very truthful. You might have made good choices in your life which is why you are an inspiration for all of us. 

    Cheers to World Pulse universal sisterhood!

    Love & Peace!

  • chizor
    Jul 21, 2016
    Jul 21, 2016

    l wept when i read your story because as a child,i went through physical and emotional abuse.My father never loved me and i don't know why.My mom kept hampering on it.I am a very sweet mother to my daughter because i will not allow her to pass through what i did.I am happy because you forgave and made a change!!you are an inspiration and i would love to learn from you. Hugs!There is joy in sisterhood!

  • summerbreeze
    Jul 22, 2016
    Jul 22, 2016

    I so pleased that it moved you and Thankyou so much   Supporting each other is vital in  our strength and growth 

    Warmest regards Jan

  • Olaoluwa Abagun
    Jul 24, 2016
    Jul 24, 2016

    Dear Jan,

    You are such a dynamic individual for looking beyond personal pain to share love, warmth, and positivity.

    I wish you boundless peace :)

  • Stelz
    Jul 26, 2016
    Jul 26, 2016

    Hello my friend,

    A story of abuse and hate are never good stories to listen to. It is even more sad when victims of abuse carry  their pains with them so much so that it is passed on to the children.

    I applaud you as you choose to healed your wounds and change to love and hope. Well done in the work that you are doing in your community supporting and encouraging others.