Honor the strong, capable spirit
within you. A reminder and a promise to yourself,
a healthy reminder for the young. Put the values
you cherish on view for all to see.
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I take strength for granted, until something unexpected
sets me back. Maybe it’s the flu or a misunderstanding
with a family member. It’s great knowing
that other people can rely on me, great having
an I-can-do-that approach to life. But even a
strong woman has her limits. And inner strength
– the sister of courage – sometimes
looks quite different than a show of strength.
Yet it’s what we need most
for facing challenges and doing what’s necessary.
I’ve come to see, for example, that it takes
a great deal of strength to exercise restraint. Take a pinecone:
it fiercely protects its seeds until at just the right moment
... it releases them. Strong and flexible. I like that.