My survival story is like many others. What we do with our lives after survival is important. Time heals all wounds but scars are forever. You must turn these scars into positive energy. Being positive is part of the healing process. Many times I found myself drowning in pain. I struggled to keep a float. When negative thoughts clouded my mind I replaced them with something positive. Positive energy makes you feel good and builds self esteem. Positive energy does not mean you have to do something for yourself. It can be something as simple as helping an elderly person cross the street. That person thanks you with a warm smile. The smile rubs off on you. For that moment you did something positive that touched your heart.
Spending time with others is self therapy to healing. Volunteer at shelters, churches, your local humane society or do some community service. Put a smile on someone eleses face or make a difference to a pet who has never experience human affection. By helping others you are helping yourself. Take a deep breath smile and be positive.