Explore the value of Strength
Ask not for an easy life...ask for the strength to face the elements, to weather the storms; to be the might for the right and the weak, to be the voice for those who cannot speak, to see one's dreams to fruition with dignity, integrity, and grace.
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.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be...Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilferd A. Peterson
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.
James Bryant Conant
Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
His Last StrengthSubmitted by Lorilynn
Father had always been there for me since day 1. By the time I turned 16, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Docs back home referred him to a better hospital in Hawaii. Dad's relatives chipped in money for my ticket to Hawaii but during all this wait, the doctors in Hawaii said he was getting worse and had been...
Hit And Run, Attempted Murder, 60 OperationsSubmitted by Sarah
My mother was a victim of a hit and run in 1999. Three teenage boys chose to hit her car for no reason on a bypass. She almost died, it left her critical - so critical that she had to receive over 150 units of blood. They broke her collar bone leaving her with half on one side, her thigh bone, she lost her knee...
Fifth Grade TortureSubmitted by Sami
Sami Hills 1B Ms. A Fifth grade torture Here I am starting another gruesome year of school; it’s like being a cow walking into the slaughter house. Even better now is the fact that it’s high school, the years that everyone remembers throughout their entire adulthood. I walk into my first...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Strength’
Roberto OnreitaSubmitted by Jazmín, Catalina, Brenda, Evelyn, Melina
Roberto Onreita was born in Rauch, Argentina. He is 42 years old and started to swim as an athlete, 5 years ago. He also plays volleyball in a local league but never trained. In 2005, when he was 35 years old, his liver had a fulminant failure and he needed an urgent liver’s transplant. That was his only chance...
Tom BSubmitted by Leslie
Tom, my past ski coach, is my absolute hero. Every quality listed under what best fits him, happens to completely embody how he lives his life whether he is aware of it or not. Coach Tom is a legend at the ski racing academy I attended and if you talk to anyone who has ever heard of the program, they speak of...
Dr John LSubmitted by Bruce
My father is an example of the "American Dream." With $105 in his pocket, he immigrated from South Korea during the Korean War to the USA. He won a scholarship during the 1950's to East Tennessee University when segregation was predominant. My father also did not speak English which made it harder for him to...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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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