Reflecting on the Thanksgiving season message, I recognize that seeing myself as a victim never served me in any productive, positive way. I am in control of how I view myself and my situation.
See Coraggio! Lessons for Living from an Italian Grandmother, Chapter 32, page 250:
“If you believe yourself a victim, you believe yourself helpless. Believing yourself helpless extinguishes hope…Ask yourself what it is about the victim role that serves you?”