‘The definition of strength is the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure.’
Is strength getting up again and again after you fall.
Is it putting a smile on your face when inside it feels like there’s a volcano that has erupted the size of Ireland.
Is it pushing forward when all you want to do is curl up in bed and hide from the world.
Is it working to inspire others while you yourself feel completely empty of inspiration.
Is it pushing through your pain instead of sitting patiently as it bleeds out in a messy fog of hurt.
Is strength finding the courage to leave your lover after he’s abused you for 10 years.
Is strength walking away from someone you love cause your not being treated right.
Is strength ‘getting over’ the the death of a loved one, having miscarriage after miscarriage and your friends telling you to ‘hang in there’. Or delivering your stillborn baby, then trying to go back to living a ‘normal’ life.
Is strength saying NO when you’ve spent your whole life saying yes?
Is strength being vulnerable and open to pain
Admitting when you don’t feel strong
Sitting with hurt in your heart
Saying sorry when your in the wrong
Reaching out to a friend
Accepting when a loved one dies, allowing grieving for that loss
Strength is forgiving that person who wronged you in your life
Strength is saying NO
It’s giving hope to others
It’s being yourself when everything around you feels shaky
It’s holding your own in confrontation and knowing your truth
It’s living your truth, knowing your boundaries
It’s being able to ask for help, its self-care
It’s leaning into the discomfort
Its knowing when to step back
It’s finding peace with yourself and not searching for external acceptance.
Strength is loving others unconditionally.
Strength is loving yourself first.