You are the strongest person I know

Saturday, June 01, 2013

"You are the strongest person I know."

These words were written to me in my Mother's Day card this year by my 16 year old daughter. Honestly, I haven't stopped thinking about it since!

I do not feel strong. I feel weak much of the time.

I know I have a problem saying yes when I want to say no. I avoid things because I don't want to hurt other's feelings. I forgive when perhaps I shouldn't. I let people take advantage of me.

Sometimes I feel sad and depressed by people's actions because of these traits about myself. I wonder what kind of example I am setting for my daughters.

Now I know.

They appreciate my kindness and my willingness to accept people and open myself up to them before I know if they are even worthy of that kind of trust. They recognize what I could not before - my actions come from love and empathy.

I realize I have some work to do standing up for myself. But somehow I have raised two daughters who are very secure in themselves and their beliefs, and are strong in will and mind.

Regardless of what you think about yourself, know that someone out there thinks you're the strongest person they know. It just may be that person who is looking up to you or the person you least expect to see in you what you can't see in yourself.
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    How wonderful!
    2789 days ago
    What a fabulous note from your daughter! I'm so glad she shared that with you. Strong indeed!
    2792 days ago
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    You are strong!
    2794 days ago
    You are strong! Think of the strength needed to raise the two gals, and make them the incrediable woman they are... emoticon
    2794 days ago
    You ladies are so wonderful! Thanks for the kind words!!

    Tricia, tomorrow is the big day!! Can't wait!
    2794 days ago
    I LOVE your blog! What a wonderful tribute to you from your daughter. That's such a compliment to you! I'm sure many of your sparkfriends are not surprised at her assessment. Too many of us tend to focus on our weaknesses and flaws, when if we would see the big picture, we would notice qualities and behaviors that we would feel good about. Thank goodness for loved ones who can remind us of the good things we don't always appreciate in ourselves! I'm excited for the next challenge! It will be fun to find out which team I'll be competing on.
    2794 days ago
    Your emoticon ness was noticed by one of the most important people in your life!

    How wonderful! emoticon
    2794 days ago
    What a fantastic blog! You have done an awesome job raising your daughters; I'm so glad they recognize that about you!
    2794 days ago
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