It’s Day 3 of the Health/Fitness writers challenge. Today’s post is about strength. What does strength mean to you? For me, strength is definitely about the strength within each of us. I’ve had quite a few battles in my life that required major inner strength. I am constantly inspired by other women who remain strong through adversity as well. Without them, it would be hard to push through some of my own challenges. I found this poem that is just perfect for this topic. I truly could not say it better myself. Enjoy!
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them
Take time to observe your own inner strength and celebrate the strength of others.
I need this for every day of the week. I know I can be strong as long as I have support. Thank You for the reminder and thank you for connecting with Healthy Linkup
Love that poem. May have to print it and post it on my fridge or desk.
I love the part about being enthusiastic about others..that is so key to a great positive attitude and strength for sure Jenn 🙂
Great poem Jenn! My favourite was the part that spoke about focusing on improving yourself so that you do not have time to criticize others – I need to keep that in mind more. Thanks for the food for thought!
You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and inspiring us to do these posts in the first place.