Am I really that strong?
Why does everyone think that I'm so strong?
I still hurt.
I still cry.
I still get lonely.
I still feel betrayed.
I still fall apart.
I still get angry.
I still feel sad.
I'm not strong, I'm a wreck.
What defines a strong person?
I remind myself that this recent discovery doesn't change the fact that he still left our marriage/our family like a coward.
I remind myself to be grateful he left me.
I remind myself I'm independent, I don't need a man.
I remind myself I have so much to live for and so much to give.
I remind myself that at the end of this experience I will come out on top.
I remind myself to believe. Believe in my karma.
Mostly, I remind myself that it's okay to feel less than strong. I'm only human!
Before I go, let me leave you with a few related quotes:
"What does not kill me makes me stronger."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are stronger in the broken places."
"A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
~ Ernest Hemingway
"To err is human, to forgive divine."
~ Alexander Pope
"May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy."
"I can handle anything that life throws at me - I may not be able to handle it well, or correctly, or gracefully, or with finesse, or expediently - but I will handle it. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!"
~ Author unknown