purrfectlyprtty submitted a contest entry to Write a letter telling the world about what makes you strong 1 week, 2 days ago
How does one define what makes them strong? I think being strong comes in many forms. Be that physically, mentally, or emotionally. I believe true strength is knowing there is beauty in failing. There is no shame in asking for help. No one should shoulder their burdens alone. Even the strongest person will falter. Everyone needs someone to lean on from time to time. I find my strength in being there for others. All the pain, and hurt I’ve experienced has only made me stronger. What I lack in physical strength, I make up for in emotion. My empathetic ways, both a curse and a blessing. Whoever said “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” was onto something. Obstacles, and trials shape you into the person you are today. You never know your own strength, until the day you’re tested and all you have is yourself to rely on. I am comforted knowing that the bruises, and scars I carry are only reminders of what I survived. I made it through, what at the time I thought I wouldn’t. I proved myself wrong by not giving up. I am a warrior standing tall, always looking for ways to encourage others to do the same. Being strong doesn’t mean you stand alone, it is knowing there is strength in numbers. We all battle demons daily. We all have doubts, and fears of what’s to come. I am proud of myself for recognizing that this is normal. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you’re afraid, or worried. In fact, I think I am stronger for acknowledging that. I am a feeler, I tend to take on emotions of those around me. I used to think when I was younger that made me weak. So, I did my best to fake a smile and pretend things were going to be alright. Even though, a part of me never truly was convinced. I see now, how important it is to validate my feelings. I am stronger for this, for wearing my heart on my sleeve. Allowing myself to be vulnerable. Letting down my guard, and opening myself up to rejection. All this is a part of life, and growth. I continue to get stronger every day. I have no intentions of allowing anyone, or anything to stop me. I am resilient, and even if I fall I will rise again.
Voting starts April 1, 2023 12:00am