Vulnerability is the portal to feeling. Feeling is the portal to strength.
Getting weak is easy. It’s staying strong that makes you.
When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.
I want them to hear your story. And know that there is a special strength…” As I spoke I realized I needed to hear it, know it, too. “A special strength in enduring such dark trials and hardships… And still remaining warm, and kind. Still willing to trust-and reach out.
The pain of problems is a call to find solutions rather than a reason for unhappiness and inaction, so it’s silly, pointless, and harmful to be upset at the problems and choices that come at you (though it’s understandable).
I could stand alone because I knew I was not alone.
I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong.
If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.
May you have strength to complete studies.
My limits know me well enough to stay out of my way.