I have never been one to follow the crowd.
As a child I was often the one doing my own thing. I was off in my own head, having parties with princesses and building new worlds for my barbies. As a teenager I started my own trends. When grunge was popular, I wore 70’s polyester. When natural hair was in, I striped the front of my hair blonde. I didn’t care what it looked like to everyone else around me. I lived my life how I wanted to live it, still do.
I’ve always been a free spirit, whimsical in thought; a dreamer of the uncharted. My love and empathy for others has always led my decisions. They may not be the most popular ideas, practical decision or made me the most money; but I’ve lived my life with a passion to serve as the leading concept.
Finally deciding to no longer make it just a concept, but an actual carried out goal has been freeing! I have answered my calling and am pursuing my passion to heal others in ways I know will benefit them most. I have ZERO shame in my desire to see others that are considered “hopeless”, broken, losers, “crazy” and “junkies” as they truly are...brothers, fathers, daughters and sons.
Many of you know not only me, but my oldest brother. In the eyes of every lost soul I’ve met I see him. His whole life he has struggled to find a way to belong in a world that doesn’t understand him. He is lost boy who grew up to be a lost man. In his efforts to fit in and be loved he has made bad decisions. They have cost not only him, but his family, dearly. He has a heart bigger than Texas and would do anything for those around him. I can’t tell you how many times my heart has broke, praying for him, missing him and watching him suffer. I think of all the people he has encountered in his life of loneliness that could have influenced change in him, had they just been willing to truly SEE him and not judge him.
For all the Chris’s out there, that is who I am changing the game for. It is time our society realizes our way of treatment is NOT effective. Our way of judging and not loving is NOT working.
It is time for change.
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