Being strong, doesn’t mean we have never failed, nor does it mean we have never been foolish. Being strong does not mean that we never give up.
Sometimes, we need to save our own lives by giving up people who hurt us. Sometimes, we must give up the hope that some unhealthy person we adore is going to be different this time. Most importantly, we need to give hoping that we can be someone we’re not.
I am a strong woman because I have failed. I have done foolish things. I have loved men who did not love me back. I am strong because I have not let any of these experiences make me bitter or unkind, and I am original. I don’t try to make anybody else feel small, nor do I copy others or pretend I’m feeling something I’m not.
No matter what detours or scenic routes your life has taken, you can still park your car in a beautiful, shady place, and let the conversations of little birds love you. You can do something kind for yourself right now. You don’t have to try to be original. You already are. Just be yourself. You are strong enough to feel all your feelings.
I hope my blog inspires you to believe in yourself more and feel less alone in the world. I, for one, am inspired by the imperfections of others who continue to rise up again and again despite life's challenges. May we find ways to inspire and support each other.