Sara Arif
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"Dear God, I thought, if only I could stop wetting the bed for just a week. No beatings, no pain. My mother might even like me for a week... I would just like to be normal for seven days." I chose this quote because Constance was pleading to be "normal". Her mother wouldn't beat her anymore if she just stopped. It was in Constance's control yet she wet the bed out of fear of her mother. I chose this image because I think out of desperation Constance was pleading everyday to stop all the…

"Dear God, I thought, if only I could stop wetting the bed for just a week. No beatings, no pain. My mother might even like me for a week... I would just like to be normal for seven days." I chose this quote because Constance was pleading to be "normal". Her mother wouldn't beat her anymore if she just stopped. It was in Constance's control yet she wet the bed out of fear of her mother. I chose this image because I think out of desperation Constance was pleading everyday to stop all the…

"Was I prepared to take the risk? If I went now, no one would miss me. I'd be in heaven before anyone knew I was gone. I don't like my home, my mother, or my siblings. I would rather not be here. Maybe if I went to church, God would forgive me and let me into heaven..." I think in this point in her life, Constance was contemplating suicide. Things had gotten to much and she didn't want to fight her problems any more. I chose this image because I think Constance was running from her problems.

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"What, miss, if life is so bad that you want to give God his gift back? Would He be upset? He is a kind God. I think that it would be a better life then the one I have. If you decide that you no longer want to be on Earth and rather be in Heaven, surely you would not be giving up your place in heaven just because you wanted to go sooner rather then later?"Constance needed honest answers from those teaching her about God. She couldn't handle another day alive if her mother was tormenting…

"What, miss, if life is so bad that you want to give God his gift back? Would He be upset? He is a kind God. I think that it would be a better life then the one I have. If you decide that you no longer want to be on Earth and rather be in Heaven, surely you would not be giving up your place in heaven just because you wanted to go sooner rather then later?"Constance needed honest answers from those teaching her about God. She couldn't handle another day alive if her mother was tormenting…

"If I could have one wish, it would be to leave home immediately and never return, not even when I'm grown up. If I had a second wish it would be to be happy. Not all the time, just now and then. But then all things come to those who wait." Constance said this as she was praying to God for a way to escape. She wanted happiness so badly that in the end she would have to fight for it. I liked this photo because one day, Constance would be free and happy.

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"...Was my life a heartache? Would heartache be there to greet me every morning? No, I decided. Soon, very soon, my heartache would end." I really liked this quote because after so many years of abuse, she still longed for her mothers love. But once she realised that her mother would not give her any, Constance knew she'd have to be strong enough to leave her mother's toxic presence. I thought this image represented the quote because Constance knew that one day her heart would heal.

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"I felt sick, happy and sad. I was happy because tonight if the bleach worked I would die. No more tomorrows. Hip Hip Hooray." This quote shows how far the abuse had gotten and how desperate Constance was to find a way out. At a very young age, Constance decided to drink bleach to escape her mothers torment and abuse. This picture represents how alone she felt.

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Ugly by Constance Briscoe  “Finally, when happiness came knocking on my door, I'd be waiting. I'd open the door and say: "Where have you been? What took you so long? And if you just give me a moment I'll pack and go with you.”  I really liked this quote because after everything she had been through as a child, happiness had never come. No matter how much she prayed and begged for it, her mother would still continue to beat and belittle her. She tried everything and in the end it was up to…

Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, she tried to get herself ta.