“A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.” Native American saying

Being strong is not a choice, it’s a responsibility. As women, we play so many roles in our lives- caregivers, wives, friends, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts– and each role requires us to give a different part of ourselves.  In some roles, we are called to be compassionate, patient, loving, giving, caring, nurturing. Whereas other roles require us to be teachers, students, employers/employees, and protectors. I know I get tired of having to be strong. So for this blog, after having a particularly exhausting day of being strong, I am sharing something I read on facebook. It’s called “Strong” and written by Parker Anthony. When I read it, I thought it was timely and worthy to be shared with other STRONG WOMEN!!

So this post is for all the STRONG WOMEN out there. I wanted to remind you that you are appreciated and GOD sees your efforts and HE will continue to supply you with the strength you need to carry on.                         

“When they see you as a strong woman, they think that you do not need anything or anyone, you can bear everything and will overcome whatever happens. That you do not mind being listened to, cared for or pampered.

When they see you as a strong woman, they just look for you to help them carry their crosses. They talk to you and they think you do not need to be heard.

A strong woman is not asked if she is tired, suffering or falling or if she has anxiety or fear. The important thing is that she is always there: a lighthouse in the fog or a rock in the middle of the sea.

The strong woman is not forgiven anything. If she loses control, she becomes weak. If she loses her temper, she becomes hysterical.

When the strong woman disappears a minute, it is immediately noticeable, but when she is there, her presence is usual.

But the strength that is needed every day, to be that kind of woman, does not matter to anyone.

Honor, recognize, respect and thank the strong women in your life, because they also need to be restrained, loved and feel that they can rest.” Parker Anthony

STRONG WOMEN as we go forth with our busy lives of giving to others, keep something for yourself in your reserve tank.  So, prior to resuming your roles, take the necessary time to renew, refresh, rebuild, and re-energize before giving yourself to others. STRONG WOMEN put your self first….others are depending on you!!! 

SHIP TALK: Are you a strong woman? Do you get tired of being strong?

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