Explore the value of Strength
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
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
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.
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
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
Change For The BetterSubmitted by Victoria Marr
I never had the perfect childhood, and me being just 14, I am still considered a child. I've learned to accept the changes in life. To wake up everyday and thank god for giving me life. As I sit here I try to figure out the things that have made me become me- my family,my friends, and of course my choices. I'm...
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...
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’
Beverly CSubmitted by Justen
My mother is an incredible individual. She has always been there for me, even after she divorced my father. She is so strong, dealing with my mentally ill sister and being a single mother. When I think about it, she takes on so many responsibilities and it just brings me to tears when I think about how hard she...
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...
Ms. Geneva ASubmitted by Laura Appleton
My hero is my ex-mother-in-law. Her faith in the Lord is astounding and her resolve to overcome is amazing. Mrs. A, as we like to call her, is now almost 90 years old. She still lives alone, drives to the grocery, etc. and takes care of herself. But her story began years and years ago. In fact, I don't know 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