Explore the value of Strength
We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree—deeply rooted to withstand all life’s upheavals.
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
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.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
James Bryant Conant
Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strengths and resolutions.
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
Team MatesSubmitted by Eliza
I always joined lots of sports in middle school. Every year was fine until my grade 8 year. My football tournament was down to one point, sadly we lost. This girl keeps on yelling directly at me and talking trash behind my back. Soon my friend told me what she said and I really felt hurt. But even though she said...
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...
My Struggles In LifeSubmitted by Alice Weber
Being in school is torture enough, but to know that no one likes you is even more upsetting. When you know that someone actually likes you it is the most amazing feeling in the world. Well one day in school a boy came up to me and told me he liked me,and at that moment I felt unbearably happy. We started...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Strength’
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...
Jessica CSubmitted by Taylor Coffey
My Hero Do you know what is a hero? A hero is one that shows great courage. My hero is Jessica Cox because she was born with no arms. When she was child, she practiced a dance and she was shy and nervous because she stood in the first row. She still worked hard with being a plot and Taekwondo....
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....
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DO YOUR PART
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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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