So in 2010 I wrote this “Note” on Facebook (can’t believe it’s been that long). There’s this “app” on Facebook called TimeHop and it shows you the posts that you have made on that day over the years. I thought that I’d share with you all …
“There is strength that I admire the most.
It is not a physical one, it is the one that comes from within.
It is the strength that comes from knowing when everything else is going wrong you carry on you knowing you have people who love you, people who you know who’ll be there for you and never forgetting that.
There is a saying that goes something along the lines of its easy to be angry, rude and hurtful when you’re down, but there is real strength in being able to see the beauty in the world even when everything is going wrong.
“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.”
I see it every day in my family who go on strengthened by the people we are surrounded by.
For that I am truly grateful.
Every day I try to live in honour of those who have passed before me, and although sometimes there are days that are harder, more wearing and darker than others. I always know that I am well-loved and I am reminded that this world is a beautiful place. I am reminded that I am better than the situation, and this make me stronger. I will NEVER forget that.
There is one thing that those who have passed taught me to truly be yourself is the greatest challenge in life itself, to not give into what others want you to be. To stand up every day and be held accountable for your actions and words against others, whether they are good or evil.
I am very proud and lucky to see that those who are held close and dear to my heart ARE truly who they are. On a bad day or on a good day. No matter what others may think, no matter what others may say.
For that is the strength I admire the most…”
“I shall end this with a few quotes that have inspired me today.
‘You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mohandas Gandhi
Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water! Eleanor Roosevelt
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. Michael Jordan
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin”