“Be the person who breaks the cycle.
If you were judged, choose understanding.
If you were rejected, choose acceptance.
If you were shamed, choose compassion.
Be the person you needed when you were hurting,
not the person who hurt you.
Vow to be better than what broke you
—to heal instead of becoming bitter
so you can act from your heart,
not your pain.”
~ Lori Deschene