Child Abuse and Mental Health Survivors Information - Issue #72
Get better with practice
Last weekend we had the chance to play tourist, and tour guide, for a good friend of ours and her daughter as they visited South Louisiana for the first time. The time was an important reminder of being connected to people we love, and finding the beauty around us that we take for granted.
There was also this sign, 3 things that are hard to say. All three get easier the more you say them though, the fear of being wrong goes away when we realize that we’re all wrong some times, the fear of asking for help goes away when we realize that we all need help, and well, Worcestershire just gets easier with practice.
Let’s give ourselves the freedom to say all three and the understanding to each other to make saying them safe.
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