What do we truly have to lose if we trust in these statements:
*You are not a mistake. You were born for reasons. Everyday you can be a positive influence to yourself and others.
*Your life experiences are not meant to break you; they are for your evolution.
*We have more things in common than we do different. The Human Anatomy is pretty much the same for all (except minor differences) and each organ performs a certain way (just like all hearts, the heart has a function of pumping blood to organs and tissues). There are no specific heart bypass procedures for a specific race or culture. When your heart stops beating, whether, black, white, or brown, it stops.
*Every person has a name and not the one you made up for them. The color of your skin, your spirituality or religion, your birthplace, your parents, your social status does not define you. You define yourself..
*Change begins with you.
*You have what you need to be who you are meant to be.
*You have the power to change what is not working in your life. Take time to reflect on what you want.
*Despite what has happened to others with similar health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, stroke) you play a role in being the healthiest you can be at any given time. Just because your grandmother had high blood pressure and died after having a stroke, does not mean that you will. You now have the knowledge to change what you need to change to have a different outcome.
*You are never alone. You will not be the first nor the last to go through what you are going through. Reach out to a trusted individual (mentor, parent, sister, brother,etc) as needed for additional support. Your life is worth it.
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