Sunday, 19 April 2015

What makes you Strong? (with a capital S)

So over the past couple of days, in light of what happened to Dad, the word "Strong" has been tossed around a lot. It got me thinking, what is "Strong" and what makes us "Strong". See, I don't know if I would say I'm Strong, I think it is pretty hard to judge for yourself, I do my best anyway.

Is it smiling in the face of adversity?

Is it picking yourself up after a hard day and carrying on?
Is it not crying when all you want to do it cry?
Is it crying when all you want to do is keep it in?
Is it keeping it in?
Is it not keeping it in?
Is it being there for someone when they need you?
Is it being the person everyone knows they can rely on, the rock?
Is it holding everything together when those around you can't?
Is it learning from your mistakes?
Is it holding your hands up when you are wrong?
Is it facing the day when you want to stay in bed?
Is it lifting that extra 5kg in the gym?
Is it going for that run that you've been putting off for weeks?
Is it saying no to that last piece of chocolate?
Is it doing that thing that makes you scared the most?
Is it saying fuck it and talking to that person you've been to nervous to talk to?
Is it finally booking that plane ticket and getting away like you've always dreamed of?
Is it reading that book you've been meaning too since last summer?
Is it saying yes when you would normally say no?
Or is it just singing and dancing your way through the day?

It could be a number of things, and a combination of amazing qualities that we all possess that take time to develop and grow and slowly, bit by bit, we get stronger and stronger, dealing with all the shit that may fall in our path, blindsiding you when you least expect it. I like the idea that as we get older we get stronger and wiser but somehow I think I'm going to be just as mad then as I am now but hopefully stronger.

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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