When you hear the word strength, odds are your mind is immediately brought to the physical definition, despite the fact that there are many other ways to be strong. Most of us do it every day of our lives without even realizing it.
Strength is found in those who believe.
Strength can be found in the child who stands up to the bully. Strength can be found in the single parents who are both mother and father to their children. Strength can be found in the addicts who have fought the battle to become clean. Strength can be found in those who dedicate their lives to helping those in need. Strength can be found in those who let go of their pride and admit that they were wrong. Strength can be found in those who struggle to survive on a daily basis, but continue to live. Strength can be found by simply refusing to give up, by waking up each morning and taking on each new day even though something inside you tells you that you can’t.
Some are born into it and others have learned it overtime through hardships. By simply overcoming your struggles and making the conscious decision that you are not going to surrender, you are able to develop your strengths in such a beautiful and unique way.
Strength is also built out of weakness. Along with each weakness we carry, comes strength to overcome it. Each followed by a valuable lesson to be learned. We can continue to share these lessons with those around us and plant that same strength that we carry into others.
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
Whatever it is that life may be throwing at you to bring you down, just remember… Don’t give up; strength is just around the corner.