Explore the value of Strength
Black Elk [Hehaka Sapa]
Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.
Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
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.
When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, subject his sinews and bones to hard work, expose his body to hunger, put him to poverty, place obstacles in the paths of his deeds, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent.
Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There's no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
My MomSubmitted by Amy
I was born with Epilepsy. I had my first Grand Mal seizure when I was three. My mother was also born with them, but only ever so often short spells. Elementary and Junior High were not easy for me. I was unable to take part in sports and events like the other students. I was being weined of medications, as they...
LifeSubmitted by Peyton
Well, my life. I really give a lot of thanks to this website; it's helped me a lot. I have had a crazy life. My mom has gone through many divorces and I never really saw my dad. I lost so much. I've been hurt. In the 6th grade I had a good group of friends. I was a cheerleader and participated in all these clubs....
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’
Carrie KSubmitted by Karen
Through a 3+ year battle with cancer, this young lady never lost sight of what mattered to her. Her education, her family. She didn't want to be the center of attention, didn't want people to feel sorry for her. She maintained a 3.0+ grade average at a major university while suffering through chemo and surgeries....
Rick FSubmitted by Nancy
Rick enlisted in the Marine Corps during his senior year of high school and went to boot camp immediately after graduation. Rick was selected to be part of a highly elite unit called Force Recon. In spite of his father's virtual condemnation of his military career, after surviving duty in Vietnam, Rick chose to...
Richard CSubmitted by Patricia
As one becomes more mature through life, you finally realize how much of an impact your Mom or Dad had on your life when you were younger. Well, my Dad made the largest impact - by what he did for this country and for our family. He had a lot of faults, but now I know that deep within his heart there was a lot of...
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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