“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent”
― Madeleine K. Albright
“When we share those stories we’ve been scared to share, voicelessness loses its wicked grasp.”
― Jo Ann Fore
“I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll never be quiet.
― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
Recently, I have found my voice. This is a voice to help those who need help and cannot reach out on their own. It is a voice to help those “at the top” whose sole job is to help those around them, and they need some help themselves. I have lost my fear and I am strong to weather the horrible opposition and negativity from those who disagree with my decisions to help in this manner.
How did I find my voice? First, I needed help myself, so I reached out. Imagine, I am the supporter, the giver, the organizer, the planner, and I needed to help myself, and I did.
Then I realized that I was passionate about giving help and it was truly a part of my identity. Also, I am reasonably good at speaking and am good at what I’m saying. I believe in inspiration, using my skills, and sharing my life knowledge with others.
I feel that I have something other people care about. Reaching out to those who need help. This can be someone needing a mentor, to someone who is suffering from depression, even suicidal thoughts. All these people matter to me.
How to become a person with a voice:
Always be listening for inspirational sayings, reading quotes, and learning from successful people
Know what you mission is in life and how to live that mission.
Begin to speak and finding definition in your voice.
Embrace your past. It made you who you are today.
Glory in the present, it is all you truly have. Know your strengths and exercise your gifts.
Look to the future and walk in life with clear vision.
Find others with voices and emulate them. Surround yourself with people you want to become like.
Come out of the closet and acknowledge your calling and seek opportunities to speak up.
Release your anger or it will kill you.
Let your tears flow. They will heal you and others.
Don’t give up, be persistent, learn from your failures, embrace the few precious moments of success and glory, and learn to move on.
Your fear is myth. Walk through the fire without fear. It is only an illusion. You’ll be OK. You’ll make it to the other side unscathed!
Our words are spoken from the abundance of our hearts.
Our words and our lives may be the only scripture some people will ever read. Watch your words.
I found that my only medication to sadness and depression is service. Find the medication that works for you.
Find your voice and let others hear you loud and clear!
Thanks for reading!
David Earl Woodbury
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