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My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

CHAINS OF LIFE


A CHAIN CAN BIND, HOLD, OR BE DECORATIVE.
THERE ARE CHAINS IN LIFE,
SOME FROM WHICH WE NEED
TO FREE OURSELVES.

There are times in our lives when chains might or need to be broken:

                     Chains of servitude: slavery of any type is immoral
              Of abuse and neglect: there is no excuse for either
              Poverty: we are all responsible to help those in need
              Illness: more research needed & sharing of medical
              Addiction: AA, NA, Al-Anon, and many more to help




Some chains have weak or missing links:
                                  
               Family: relationship between child & parent
               Friends: is there trust & honesty
               Professions, Jobs: is there integrity & respect 
                     



Locks might hold some chains together:

                       Can be locks of love: unconditional love is a must
               Tradition: family, religious, cultural
               Or control/power: this is a lock that must be broken


There are chains of gold or silver:

                Keep riches in: greed is not acceptable
                For jewelry: if done with love, not pomposity



And others made of steel:

                Can be broken: must allow freedom
                Emotions: unhealthy to hold onto fear, resentment, etc



What are the chains holding you down? Are you being abused? Are you addicted to any substance including food? Are you fearful? Do you hold onto possessions to the point they are weighing you down? Is your relationship with your spouse, partner, child, parent one of control?
If we answer yes to any of these questions, we need to seek freedom by breaking the chains that are holding us back from a free, healthy, and fulfilling life.

**My thanks to Shutterstock and photos at "photos of chains."


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