Being Strong

A deeply moving Reblog. I could see and embrace my own journey as I read JoAnna’s  post ~ Being Strong.  It’s wonderful to see a woman (or man) look back and recognize that they truly chose to be strong. ❤

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Anything is Possible!

Tree roots walking

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” Bob Marley

I discovered this quote at Behind the White Coat: https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/%e2%80%8bwho-knew-a-broken-blue-sky/ 

I like that Bob Marley quote. But I believe we always have a choice. There are many times when I’ve felt like I had to be strong, like for my kids after the divorce. I could have fallen apart, but I didn’t, at least not in front of the kids. I didn’t give up because I had a responsibility to my children. And I didn’t want to hurt my parents.

Deep down, I knew there was the possibility that things could better though I did not know how.

I could have been stronger and not gotten involved in that rebound from hell, but in my grief, I made some poor choices. There were may points of choice along the way. Ultimately, thankfully, I made…

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4 thoughts on “Being Strong

  1. A good attitude is one of the most integral parts of personal strength. I’ve had to toughen up in some bad times because I always felt that something better was waiting ahead and I had what it took to get through temporary setbacks. I think I’ve instilled this within my kids as well–they’ve done pretty well.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Arlee. My kids too. They’ve turned out to be strong, resilient adults. 🙂 This Too Shall Pass ….. has always been my motto. Good things always followed.

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    • Thank you for sharing your insight. We both made it through even though it was hard to see the future. I love the analogy of the roots and trees, and how we need so much support during those times. 🙂 ❤

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