A new friend came to the door yesterday morning with dark sunglasses on.
It was not sunny out.
These are the glasses that can hold you together. They are something to hide behind.
We don’t need the world to know we have spent the night crying.
And maybe the morning too.
She grabbed my arm and said “I have just got to ask you one question-
“Where do you find your strength?”
I wanted to give her a good and useful answer- something she could take away and employ for herself.
I could not come up with anything. Those who know me know
I talk too much I am rarely at a loss for words.
Later I asked my wise teenagers- where do we find our strength?
“We find strength in hardship, in example of greatness, and life experience.” One says.
So you mean we don’t know we are strong or are not strong until life gives us a bit of a beating ? I ask.
The other one says strength comes from choosing. That we find strength because the alternative is not what we want for ourselves.
All of this made me think I have not considered my own strength in a long time. It is just a part of me now. (Now don’t go thinking that does not mean I am not vulnerable– please remember how much I believe in vulnerability)
Where do you find your strength?