Monday, November 09, 2009

Strong

New Paltz, NY

While hiking on Sunday I was flooded with the thought "I really want to be strong, I really want to be strong, I really want to be strong." This thought consumed me. I thought about how this is the moment in my life to make myself strong.

But what does strong mean? I thought back to manzanita, and how I learned that one word can mean something so different to someone else than what it means to me. Words hold their own meanings in all of our hearts based on where we are in life in that particular moment.

Currently strong means to me:
  • the willingness to put myself out there, be bold and brave
  • facing the challanges in front of me with grace
  • feeling confidant and comfortable in my own skin
  • fully embracing what I love and going for it
  • physically feeling fit and healthy
  • reaching out and asking for help when I need it
I want to feel strong and face this life head on.

5 comments:

beth said...

I think the wants are over....you're there !

Gloria said...

You my friend are there...You are trong and beautiful and full of magic. I dont think you can lose it because its coming from within you.

Kolleen said...

i agree 100+% with beth and gloria.
You are so strong...you live the words you wrote!
sending tons of hugs and love to you!
xoxo

chrissy said...

i fourth those ladies...YOU ARE STRONG SISTER!!!!

elizabeth said...

I fifth. You are so strong and brave.

It was so interesting to see how one word could be interpreted so differently. When I read "strong", I was thinking physically strong. That is always the first thing that comes to my mind.