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My story, why I created Angels On Earth, and how you can get involved locally and even help others in your own community by starting a chapter of sharlene's Angels On Earth Inc. where you live.  Currently we have chapters in New York, and Africa.

 

Sometimes we wonder why things happen to us, and why we suffered as we have.  But for whatever the reason may have been that caused our heartaches, pains, problems, challenges or suffering in this life, rest assured; the one thing that can become good from it all; is that if we have learned from the experience, that we use that which we learned to better our lives, to not make the same mistakes, to not walk the same path as before, and when possible help others who are suffering or who have suffered, as we once did.

You can rest assure no one has had the perfect life, even though some seem to have it all, money, wealth, beauty, love, health.    From an on-lookers’ view they may seem to been born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but the reality is that the person whose life it is, will always be able to tell you about the bad that they have suffered or the things that are wrong in their own lives, and to each person their own suffering is worse than anyone else’s at least at the time they are having it.

Hi!  My name is Sharlene Humm, actually it is Reverend Sharlene now and in the next couple of months I am continuing on my training in Chaplain school.  Who am I?  I am a SURVIVOR/THRIVER of Domestic Violence.

Now, lets address the Survivor issue now and what I mean when I say Survivor?

 Most organizations, agencies and even victims of domestic violence will say they are a survivor of domestic violence, in a sense they are correct in making this statement, but are they really a ‘True Survivor?   

Yes, they are the SURVIVOR OF THE CRIME OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, but surviving the crime does not make you a TRUE SURVIVOR.   

That happens in the course of time, from 18 months to 2 years before someone becomes a true survivor of domestic violence and abuse, (and that is the time frame for any type of violence or abuse, or trauma in someone’s life) and up to 5 years to become a THRIVER, if all the circumstances are lessen to the point of being able to heal.  It is a process, it DOES NOT happen over night, or just because the victim has left their abuser.

Living with A Terrorist:  A man enters your life that turned out to be someone you will regret you ever met.   Like many victims of this crime you are unaware that you had entered the twilight zone of relationships.  The man of your dreams turns out to be the man of the worst nightmare horror flick ever seen on the big screen.  I don’t even think that Hollywood could create such a more sinister character.

And even when this nightmare seems to have ended it is only the beginning of a long hard road of regret, self-doubt, insecurity, and fear....I know many of you know what I am talking about; you never totally get these terrorists, out of your life.    If you have children you will always have them around, even if it is just for child visitations, and the one that really gets to me is that we are their obsession, even if we think they are gone, they always find a way to find us, call us, get a message to us, and in the extreme cases stalk us, and for some of us ruin our lives, or even KILL.

After having Experienced firsthand the emotional, physical, and mental stress that a person goes through under these circumstances--being homeless, hungry, having nowhere to turn, the humiliation, and all the other feelings--I realized that other people were going through the same thing, and it needed to be stopped.  That someone needed to make a stand, to be a friend, an advocate, and a leaning post for those who did not know where to turn.

Being homeless is not a sin, leaving an abusive situation is not a sin, being hungry is not a sin, losing everything you have is not a sin. The sin is when other people don't take the time to realize that everyone needs the chance to get out of these types of situations, when other people don’t take the time to lend a hand, tell someone where to go for help, CALL THE POLICE, or local law enforcement when they hear, see, witness or suspect violence and abuse.  

When people just talk about the wrong and don’t go out and make it right, that is the sin, when we turn a deaf ear to the screams, cries and pleas of those who are in relationships that are destructive.

Angels On Earth is more than an organization or agency we are people who have BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.   We work in the community offering our hearts, hands, hugs, caring, and love to not only survivors of violence and abuse, but also to all persons who are in need.  For your information most people who are in need are not people that live on handouts.

They are people looking for the same things we all are--a home, food, a job, and a way to support their children. Small handouts help, but most of them need things to help make it permanent.  Give a homeless person $20 and they will buy food, cigarettes, and possibly drink. Give a homeless person a permanent place to live and a job, and they are on their way to becoming self-sufficient once more.

Angels On Earth helps the homeless, the hungry, the poor, and even the not so poor (people who are in need come from all walks of life). We work within our community doing community projects and benefits.

Angels On Earth is looking for other Earth Angels who want to start up Angel On Earth chapters in their own communities.  This is easy to do, but you have got to be committed and willing to follow our guidelines.  We supply the support and information as your head office, we will guide you through opening your office, and we will help you plan your events and fund-raisers and even give you ideas.

If you are interested in starting a chapter or want more information or our newsletter, please email us.

AFFIRMATION FOR TODAY
Ralph Waldo Emerson has accurately said, "One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."

Today is an important day. That problem you solve, that decision you make, that time you enjoy can shape your whole life. The way you and I ap­proach today, and each day, is crucial. Our lives are built by a series of days like today.

I discovered an affirmation that can help in living each day fully:

Today I will live through the next 24 hours and  not try to tackle all of life's problems at once.
Today I will improve myself , body, mind and spirit.
Today I will refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen if...
Today I will not imagine what I would do if  things were different. They are not dif­ferent. I will do my best with what material I have.
Today I will find the grace to let go of resentments of others and self-condemnation over past mistakes.
Today I will not try to change, or improve, anybody but me.
Today I will act toward others as though this will be my last day on earth.
Today I will be unafraid. I will enjoy what is beauti­ful, and I will be­lieve that as I give to the world, the world will give to me.
Whether these are the best of times or the worst of times, these are the only times we've got. Live each day fully and you will look back on a life that made a difference.
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