Explore the value of Strength
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
John F. Kennedy
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses — for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it.
James Bryant Conant
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
Remarkable StrengthSubmitted by Annie
I remember it was just like any old,rainy Saturday afternoon. I was invited to my friend's birthday party and for the first surprising time, I was the first and only one there. I sat on her delicate,leather couch and just waited patiently for the party to begin. As a flood of guests came in with warm greetings...
Soul MatesSubmitted by Danny McQueen
I met her 11 years ago and now our 10th anniversary is coming up. I wasn't sure what she saw in me. I thought it was my sense of humor she fell in love with, but somehow she knew it was just a front. I wondered,if she knew it was fake, how could she love a fake? She says we were drawn because we were soul mates...
I M I S S M Y M O M..RipSubmitted by Mica
Mom. Mother. Mommy. Madre. Ma. It's one of the first words you say. It's the word you use when you're content, scared, or upset. I'm 15 years old. My mom died last year of a massive heart-attack. It is insane to think how much my life has changed. I lost a lot of things. My childhood, my innocence, some of my...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Strength’
David FSubmitted by SHERRY
At the age of forty seven, the early onset of Alzheimer's disease has wrapped its unforgiving cruel hands around my life with no hope of change. There is no cure. I can no longer drive, take my own medication; I forget my children's birthdays,my ss#... I lose days and I pray for the end. Then I am reminded with...
Elaine ESubmitted by
My mother was my greatest hero. She never stopped living even when she was dying. I could see the wind in her sails calming 3 days before she died. It wasn't the crossing that was difficult it was the life she felt she hadn't completed that made her grip tighter and relentless. Each day meant something to her...
Barbara BSubmitted by
My mother is my greatest hero! In 2000 she was diagnosed with metastasis cancer and told by her oncologist that she wouldn't see the end of the year. I was 16 and an awful teenager at the time. Not only did she straighten me out, but she still fights cancer to this very day. Emotionally and physically, she is the...
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DO THY BEST
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CLASS AND GRACE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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AMBRO, Woodland Hills, CA
Strength, to me boils down to not letting any obstacles defeat you..we must get right back up n shake it off asap. Life is beautiful!!! Only ourselves can make us happy!! Gotta stay strong & positive in spite of it all...keep on trucking people!!!! ;)
Linda Guzman, el paso, tx
Strength must be coupled with compassion.
George Little, Clifton VA
justin bieber, canada
"A weak man is not as happy as the same man would be if he were strong." -Mark Rippetoe
Austin Bray, Murray, Ky
Strength is not just a measurement of one's physical power but a measurement of one's personal determination, Strength is the ability to take hits towards your self and even if you may be knocked down as a result, strength determines one's abilities to not only get back up and brush off the blow, but to also keep pushing against the force that sought to bring you down.
Logan, Kent, WA
If you want to have strength you have to exercise, and keep practicing.
Sean A Burrell, Plano Tx
I like the quote "What does not kill me makes me stronger." :)
amanda carnes-bauer, indianapolis, indiana
Keep up the good work
Justin Glass, Kemp, TX