1. of great moral power, firmness, or courage
2. mentally powerful or vigorous
Strength....the one thing that comes to mind tonight (yeah ok this morning) is we don't have to be strong. All my life during some of the worst times, times where I had no control at all, I wanted to be strong, I wanted to make sure that no one around me ever thought that something was wrong or not right. I had to make sure that my strength was always showing through. I h ad to make sure I was strong enough to protect my brother and I was strong enough to stand up for my mother. It wasn't a physical strength but that inside mental power to keep on keepin' on. And then later in years the courage/strength to finally speak up and admit what was going on. Then having the power and the strength to tackle the hard subjects with people....
#1--protecting my mother who was devastated that she left her children vul
Even to this day, being strong is a big part of my day, but I have learned that I can't always be strong and actually need
to not be strong sometimes. I have learned that it is ok to rely on others for emotional and life support. Being strong is a great show, being able to carry everything on your shoulders and "make it through" sure seems admirable.
But what I have learned even more admirable, is being vulnerable and asking for help. A sense of community in my life rather than a desserted island. The ability to say, I am not able to take or do anymore, and yes I am one of the worse, but I am learning each and every day. Painfully tough some days, that's for sure. I am challenging myself to push the envelope of strength and to know that true strength is having the courage to confide and/or ask for help---
My meaning of strength----The courage to seek assistance, guidance and/or support. What's yours?
Takes a community to raise a child (old saying). Also a takes a community to band together and support one another, don't do it on your own....find your strength!
Find the strength to forgive, get your life back.
Love you all, praying for lives to be changed.