I am a good person because.....(the silence at this point is deafening):
I do not judge others;
I am compassionate and caring;
I LISTEN (even though right now I can't hear);
I do not want to hurt others (emotionally, physically, mentally or sexually);
I have asked for help, not only to achieve my own inner peace, but because the people around me who care deserve to have the best me they can get - and I see the impact of my pain on them.
I accept that my actions in recent years that have hurt people (those that I care about and those that care about me) are my actions - but I will try every day to understand and grow and change so I do not make those mistakes again;
I want to communicate and understand my emotions in a "healthy" way (I haven't learned how, and I want to learn now);
I will fight every day to prove my abusers wrong.
I guess the silence wasn't that deafening after all.