March Eighth; Finding Voice

That was unexpected.

By now most if not all know I have several, currently four, no longer stray cats that live out back. They come and go as they please, but seem to enjoy the safety of my back yard. One thing we noticed about these cats is that they don’t make any cat sounds other than purring. That is until recently. Swoosh has decided to talk to us first thing in the morning. But only first thing in the morning. Still, it is an amazing thing this cat has decided to let her voice be heard.

I can only guess why the cats are silent. I would imagine it is a way of protecting themselves from any predators, or maybe they simply have nothing to say. Either way, when Swoosh decided to start talking it was exciting. Well for me anyway. My son says that shows I really need to get out more.

I wonder though, how many people struggle to find their voice? How many remain silent, even as they have much to say? On the other hand, how many find a strong voice in which to speak, to share what they feel important and vital?

For the longest time we have listened to many who speak out on various topics. We have listened and had to learn how to discern truth from lie, fact from fiction, warning from conspiracy. We had to seek out those  we could trust and believe. It isn’t easy. When conflicting information comes from every direction how do we know what is to be believed?

Over the course of time, we have witnessed those who speak out be silenced. Those who dare to stand up are belittled, lose jobs, lose credentials, lose friends. Many still stand strong, learning different ways to get the word out. They find their voice and refuse to be silenced as long as they breathe.

But it isn’t all political, or medical. There are many ways one finds their voice.

An individual who is being bullied can find ways to stand up for themselves. Can find ways to believe in who they are and not what the bully insults them with. It isn’t always a matter of standing up to a bully, it is in telling yourself they are wrong, their words mere dust in the wind, unimportant and untrue. Not easy, easier when you find your inner voice and strength, your inner belief system.

Finding one’s place among family, friends, employment. Finding the best ways and words to deal with any situation that may and will come along. The words that will create your place and importance.

Through artistic, creative endeavors. Through songs, writing whether fiction or nonfiction. Through paintings or drawings. We learn to share, to bring encouragement and hope. One can create videos to share on the many social media sites. Ted talks or simple live videos. Anything that says, this is what I believe, this is what I know, this is important. Do your research and see the truth.

One can find their voice in their faith and beliefs. Sharing with those who will hear and speaking with God. Studying and learning truth so to be better able to share.

One can find their voice early, or it may take a while. Time is less important than results. Words important only in their truth. Words special, in their encouragement, kindness, compassion and love.

Swoosh the mostly white in front, Momo behind her

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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1 Response to March Eighth; Finding Voice

  1. elvira797mx says:

    Rebecca, thank’s for share, very interesting. great photo.
    Have a relaxing day!

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