Many, many years ago, my therapist sent this poem to me when I was in the very early stages of my recovery. Recently, whilst scanning through old emails, I found it again and it still filled me with a sense of empowerment and pride…
“A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape … but a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything … but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.
A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her … but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future … a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face … but a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey … but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong”