Fortitude

8 09 2009

Fortitude, originally uploaded by StarrGazr.

fortitude ( ) n. Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage.

Strength of mind.

The one thing I keep hearing from people is, “Stay Strong,” and others have said things to the effect of, “You are the strongest woman I know.” These are both great advice and encouragement. It is through strength that we are able to overcome, be it physical or mental. If we try to lift something that is heavy, it is strength that sees us through. Likewise, if life has dealt you a hefty blow, you need to call upon your strength of mind, character, heart and spirit to bring you through. Read the rest of this entry »

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Face Your Fears

29 08 2009

Face Your Fears

One of the people I have found to be truly inspirational in what I have been going through is Kassandra Vaugh and her Stay Strong messages. She uses a lot of quotes and quite frankly, I love quotes. One of my favourite that she uses that is powerful is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror.  I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

This is SO true. It is probably one of the hardest things for me to have learned to do. I am still learning how to do it. Read the rest of this entry »