the anger behind
that sweet smile you always show
is reserved for me
Domestic abuse – a reality many women – and men – experience in their relationship. The fear of those who supposed to be caring for us, making our homes a nightmare, instead of a safe haven is real, and never the fault of the abused.
Why am I choosing to write about domestic violence in a blog post that usually features “Celebrate The Small Things” and “Thankful Thursday”? Because I am thankful to be one of those women who do not have to live in fear, but I am also aware that this puts me in the situation to choose to ignore the plight of others, or do something about it.
While donating to organisations that assist domestic violence victims might not seem a lot, it is something many of us who live a comfortable and safe life can do. Just because we do not experience this type of environment, does not mean we can let ourselves be numb to those who suffer.
But, I am going to add this for my most eager readers, you should NEVER get directly involved. Domestic violence perpetrators are violent and dangerous, making anyone in their way a target just as much as the actual target they desire. If you suspect anyone you know being abused, or know that they are in need of help, look for local resources they can contact, or call them yourself, and ask them what actions they suggest for the abused to take. Those professionals are trained to assist victims and keep them safe, something that you and I are not.
If you are looking for organisations that help battered spouses, check out the following links:
Women helping battered women
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This blog post is a part of the following blog hops:
Thankful Thursday (Pepi Smart Dog)
The above art piece “Anger” is available on RedBubble, and I am donating 20 % of profits of this digital art piece to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Thank you for your support.
It’s too easy to get lost in our own comfort and forget those who still need help. Thanks for the reminder.
my pleasure – blessings!
I agree, just because we don’t have to deal with something ourselves it doesn’t mean we can’t offer our support to others.
exactly – we all can do something, make a change somewhere, even if it is a small thing. Blessings!
Very good post and great advice. Thank you for caring enough to support organizations that help abuse victims, and have a good weekend. 🙂
and thank you for stopping by – hugs!
Domestic violence, thank you for writing about it in such a beautiful way. Love your art. Have a beautiful weekend and week ahead.
thank you, sweetie. May your life never be touched by it. Have a great weekend and week as well.
You are so right with this post. So many of us don’t realise how controlling domestic abuse is. I have someone close to me that has escaped the violence, but her ex is still trying to control. The profit sharing is so thoughtful xx
thank you – it might not be much we can do, but it something. I hope your friend is safe and will be able to heal now that she is away from him. Blessings!
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PepiSmartDog: a very important subject, which is near to our heart. Thank you for writing about this and sharing it with us.
Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We always love reading your posts and hope to see you again this week.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ((((HUGS))) xoxo :=o)
PS: we have worked out its Gravatar which won’t let us post in my (Pepi’s) name. *wrings paws*