As many of you know, my husband and I just returned from Montana settling our daughter at Montana State University. It was an amazing trip, amazing university, beautiful place, incredible faculty and education, special time connecting with old friends and family and so much more. Of course it was difficult leaving our girl there (I wanted to stay as well), however our little birdie is ready to fly and she is doing just that! I see her strength!
So we are back to ‘the grind’ here in California. So much has been taking place; friends who are ill, the devastation in Texas, friends who are struggling and more.
It got me thinking about Strength. One of the definitions of strength is the quality of being strong. Let’s look at strong. It’s an adjective and one of its meanings . . . able to withstand great force or pressure.
I’ve been watching our fellow Americans in Texas withstand great force, pressure and obstacles. We as a nation have endured hardship but we are strong when we are united! The force of the human spirit is quite miraculous.
What individuals endure in their lives and yet still continue to survive and thrive is unbelievable. In fact, often I see it as such beauty when people overcome!
There have been times in my life I look back I wonder how I made it through, but I did. It was a miracle. Not so much the cancer . . . I felt so lifted up by you at that time, but those deep valleys.
When you’re feeling down, beaten, discouraged . . . remember how far you’ve come! You are quite the miracle. Remember that you are strong. Sometimes putting one foot in front of the other is all you can do and that is a feat of enormous strength and fortitude.
Here’s a little sketch I did in my sketchbook. My daughter loves horses, as many do. They are such beautiful animals and a symbol of beauty and strength.
We all do need one another however. If you are looking for places too give . . . they are abundant. HERE is a good start.