Tonight I got an email from a follower of my blog. She mentioned that she has been reading it for almost a year, then to my surprise...she reintroduced herself to me. She was one of my students YEARS ago, when I taught a Scripture class back East. I couldn't believe she even remembered me, I was impressed. She shared some things that have happened in her life, that also happened in mine. What a small world we live in.
I would like to leave this poem tonight for all of you who have had some really tough things in life to face. I like it because it is a reminder of how strong we each are, and I would add...we are even stronger when we stand together!
Good night to all and especially to my new/old friend!
YOU ARE STRONG
You are strong ..
when you take your grief and teach it to smile.
You are brave ..
when you overcome your fear and help others
to do the same.
You are happy ..
when you see a flower and are thankful
for the blessing.
You are loving ..
when your own pain does not blind you to the
pain of others.
You are wise ..
when you know the limits of your wisdom.
You are true ..
when you admit there are times you
You are alive ..
when tomorrow's hope means more to you than
You are growing ..
when you know what you are but not what you
You are free ..
when you are in control of yourself and do not wish
to control others.
You are honorable ..
when you find your honor is to honor others.
You are generous ..
when you can take as sweetly as you can give.
You are humble ..
when you do not know how humble you are.
You are thoughtful ..
when you see me just as I am and treat me
just as you are.
You are merciful ..
when you forgive in others the faults you condemn
You are beautiful ..
when you don't need a mirror to tell you.
You are rich ..
when you never need more than what you have.
You are you ..
when you are at peace with who you are not.