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Strength: A Follow-up

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Folks, I am glad to be able to talk to you a little bit more about what strength is, what it isn’t, and how important it is in your daily life.


Last week, I wrote a post about strength, along with eleven other bloggers as part of the blog event Collaboration with a Purpose. We all came up with variations on the same theme: what is strength? Why is it important? Why should we care about it? What are we supposed to do about it? And what’s the meaning of it, anyway?

To me, it’s all about the power the mind, heart, and spirit. You have to believe that you can get past anything, even at your darkest times, or you just can’t function.

It’s really hard sometimes to believe that you can do just that, mind. Life can be overwhelming and stressful and frustrating and all-encompassing and exhausting.

Sometimes it’s tough to believe in yourself. Nothing seems to be going right. Everything seems to be stacked against you. And you wonder what the point is.

I’ve been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt, burned it, buried the ashes, all that.

The important thing is, don’t give up. Keep trying, and refuse to allow whatever it is to bring you down.

Instead, learn from it. Grow because of it. And maybe, just maybe, at the end of the darkest hour, you’ll find peace — and it won’t just be from exhaustion.

Now, I’d like it if you’d go check out my fellow Collaboration with a Purpose bloggers, and see their takes on the subject of strength. Please check out the following links:

1. Addison D’Marko’s Post.

2. Ajibola Sunday’s Post.

3. Nicolle K’s Post.

4. Tajwar Fatma’s Post.

5. Camilla Motte’s Post.

6. Ipuna Black’s Post.

7. Jothish Joseph’s Post.

8. Jane Love’s Post.

9. Mylene C. Orillo’s Post.

10.  Sonyo Estavillo’s Post.

11. Manal Ahmad’s Post.

Written by Barb Caffrey

July 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

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  1. Awesome, thank you Barb. I love what you said about “been there, done that, burned it…ashes.” well said. We all find strentgh in our own way. Absolutely agree with you. #keepwriting


    July 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

  2. I liked your comment on bought the shirt… ha ha. Well said. Learning and growing past our darkest hours definitely helps us grow stronger. I love all the posts. When I may have a moment of weakness, I have all of these posts to refer to. ❤️

    Ipuna Black

    July 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

  3. Great post as always, Barb! I agree that every down moment is an opportunity to grow and become stronger. ❤️


    July 14, 2017 at 4:18 am

  4. Grow because of it. And maybe, just maybe, at the end of the darkest hour, you’ll find peace — and it won’t just be from exhaustion
    Oh this. 🙏🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    Also thank you for featuring us. 😊


    July 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

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