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January 27, 2015




Jika tujuan begitu jelas, maka jalan untuk meraihnya terbuka lebar.
Dalam proses meraihnya, seringkali Allah pertemukan kita dengan partner yang bisa membantu,
ilmu yang bermanfaat, bahkan peluang untuk mempercepat realisasi target tersebut.


Jadi, kuncinya:
1. Buatlah target yang membuat kita bergairah meraihnya
2. Buat tujuan mulia dari target tersebut. Misalnya punya mobil untuk bahagiakan orang tua.
3. Berdo'a agar Allah mengabulkan target kita atau mengganti dengan yang lebih baik
4. Berikhitar optimal. Misalnya dengan menelepon orang yang kira-kira bisa membantu merealisasikan target, belajar, dan mengikuti komunitas.
5. Bertawakal kepada Allah. Ikhlaskan semua yang sudah dikerjakan. Kalau belum ada hasil yang diinginkan, evaluasi. Mungkin kurang doa atau ikhtiarnya.

Kalau sudah diikhitarkan lagi masih belum terwujud. Berarti Allah akan menggantinya dengan yang lebih baik. Percayalah, Allah sesuai prasangka hambaNya.

Semoga Allah mewujudkan mimpi dan target kita di tahun ini dan di tahun-tahun mendatang. Atau menggantinya dengan yang lebih baik. Aamiin..
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Published on January 27, 2015 10:35 • 11 views

January 1, 2013

Thank you, from the heart. Thank you to those folks who have taken moments of their precious time to comment and leave their messages of support on Amazon and other sites where my life has been exposed.

I had reasons for allowing my less than perfect childhood to be looked at, reasons that were more than the need to make more people aware of what can happen in our less than perfect world, to children born to families that do not earn the privilege of being called care givers. I wanted those precious ones that have endured abuse, that have questioned their own right to survival, that have ever asked the question, "Why", I wanted them to learn and understand that I have no pure, concrete, easily delivered answers. What I do have are memories of people, warm, loving, wonderful ,supportive people ... people that had no need to offer me assistance, people who could have looked the other way, people who could easily have turned away from the dirty, uneducated, afraid child that I was. People who saw  beyond the bravado, people who responded to the need in me to connect, people who allowed themselves the time to connect with the need I had to simply belong.

I have lost count now of the numbers, let me simply say that I have been overwhelmed by them. People, just like you, people who recognized that Sassy was a human being, a human being with a hunger to survive that drove her, a hunger to live a full and emotionally complete life that sustained her throughout those years of  sad desperation.. Thank you. I will continue to write, I will continue to educate, in my uneducated fashion, I will strive to help you understand that those people you see on the streets, those folks whose eyes you avoid, those pathetic, dirty, sad people, they too have had moments when their futures could have been altered. they too have had a time, a space, a place, when someone , somewhere, could have intervened. They have had pivotal moments when someone could have said, 'wait a moment; what the hell is happening here?"

For some strange, sad and lost reason, that didn't happen.

Nobody asked that question.

I ask of you to begin asking it now!

Please, folks ... look at them. Look at those people on the streets, and have the courage to ask...WHY?

Then, and only then, can we as connected human beings begin to make a difference.Follow on Buzz
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October 29, 2012



My guest Melissa Eyler  won a contest I run On my Soooz Says Stuff blog.http://sooozsaysstuff.blogspot.com.au/ I invited her to write a guest post, and am so very moved by what she chose to write. I share it with you below. Melissa:
 A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a writing site in the British Isles called Authonomy. Once registered, I started reading other people’s books and works in progress. During my time there, I read the works of a hundred or more different people from all over the world. That experience serves me to this day. Not only did I read selections that were awe inspiring, but I also read some that were horrible. I formed an opinion of how I did, and did not want to write. Every time I returned to my own story, I found new things to correct and rework that I had not previously noticed. One of the perks of Authonomy was the opportunity to meet people from across the world that I never would have met in any other circumstance.  One of those writers was a great person to whom I owe my gratitude…Stacey Danson. I read her book, Empty Chairs and it changed me forever. It is a grueling account of what should have been her childhood, but instead, was a gruesome life of abuse. At one point, she left one horrific situation for another where abused children banned together in order to survive. I know we all have our problems growing up, and we all live through our own horrors, but her little band of survivors ripped my heart in two. They were abused by adults who knew better, but chose to do worse. I knew they existed, because Stacey had the courage to tell the truth. In turn, I was encouraged to write the short story, An Angel in Attison. I count myself honored to stand with Stacy in friendship. It always amazes me how much she has done with her life after surviving a start that would kill most people. So it’s hats off to you, Stacey. Thank you for bringing the truth to light. We must all stand together to stamp out sexual abuse of children in every corner of the world. We must also make it understood that turning a blind eye toward a child that has obvious signs of abuse is a crime against the child, a crime against one’s self and  a crime against humanity. ******************************************************************************
When I wrote Empty Chairs and the sequel Faint Echoes Of Laughter I hoped desperately that it may make people aware of what can happen to a child ... any child ... in any house, in any street ... anywhere in the world. I wanted people to listen, to really listen to children. Not to ignore the signs of abuse, not to relegate a child's obvious signs of distress to the too hard basket! Not to put behaviour that is obviously unusual down to a Phase the child may be going through.

Children deserve more than that, people. Children are our responsibility, regardless of who they are and where they come from. They are the innocence that this sad old world needs so badly. They are the future. We must become active in caring for them. The simplest way to do this is not by throwing money at the homeless. Or saying it's a damned shame, just LOOK. Really LOOK at what is around you. Look at that child in the playground who seems so isolated. Look at the bruises no matter how distasteful that may be for you ... and ask questions! Is he really clumsy? Possibly ... of course he could be. Did he always look that dirty? Was he always so thin? Was he always absent from school so often? Open your eyes ... and really look at the folks on the street. They are there for a reason, folks. Step up ... and ASK the questions...please.
Melissa has said that Empty Chairs changed her life. I am forever grateful to the people out there just like Mel who have shared with me the affect the book had on them. It makes the reliving of it worthwhile.Follow on Buzz
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October 1, 2012

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February 19, 2012

To all the marvelous folks that asked for more information about how my life progressed after "Empty Chairs" ended. The sequel is now out..."Faint Echoes Of Laughter" is available on the link below...
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May 31, 2011

You can win a FREE kindle edition of Empty Chairs on Freado...June 6th 2011 I am giving away TEN copies on Freado...simply click on the badge below to find out how you can enter!

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March 28, 2011

The awareness and prevention of child abuse is up to each of us. Many of you will already be aware that April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month.
I have decided to contribute all profits from the sale of my biography "{Empty Chairs} during the month of April to ISPCAN the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. http://www.ispcan.org/?page=About_Us

They are a world wide non denominational and non profit organization that train counselors and field officers working amongst the survivors of abuse. 
Their main aim is to prevent it from occurring in the first instance. 
If you are thinking of purchasing my book please hold off until April.
I am also available should anyone care to have me do a guest blog on awareness and who to turn to in the event you have a problem that needs discussion.
It is undeniably a very difficult topic to approach. Please be aware; I will NOT take part in any witch hunts. This is not what I am about. 
However I will gladly offer my time to anyone anywhere that wants to help raise awareness of this world wide tragedy and how to deal with it if ever confronted.



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