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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Strength

 I have been exploring the word strength thanks to prompts from. AYWM.
This week she gave the coarse module away as a free. valentine gift. Thank you, C. A. Kobu
I took a few online tests and found Kindness to be my top strength. along with many others listed here in this virtual closet. In reality I had so many things filling up the rack I had no clue on my own. What my true strengths were. Like many others my closet is full of baggage. And it needs to be cleaned out. Like a hoarder. Things get tucked away. Crammed together, not really forgotten. But camouflaged by time.

     Most of my life I thought of myself as weak. I allowed negative thoughts and events to rule my life. It was not till I cleared the clutter. Made a choice. And let go of all the baggage. That I was even capable of seeing that the word strength. In its self is my top strength. Till you sit back and think about it. It took strength and courage for you to make every choice in your life. It took the same to get you through  every issue you have dealt with. And you survived and became a stronger person, thanks to that event.
 I also recall a friend of my daughters telling me. "You are the strongest person I have ever met." I was shocked to hear that. He said "for you to go through all that you have. And still be here.. It takes allot of strength."
The more I think about it, the more I believe he is right. And the more I believe it. the more empowered I get.

The ability to believe or change your beliefs is also a strength.  You have heard the quote think "positive and be positive". I believe this to be true.

This weeks lesson is to identify strengths that empower you. Things that recharge your battery's when you do them. So I am putting the words below at the top of my list..Because, I am very grateful for my ability to Learn., to feel Joy, to be creative, to love,  And will work on adding Hope, to the top of my strengths.




 What are your top strengths ?

4 comments:

Jean said...

I love this post, Grammy! Even from afar, I know that two of your strengths ARE kindness and strengths. I'm so glad AYWM gave you this module to explore!

Nezzy said...

Honey, ya didn't need to take some online test to let you know kindness is your strength. I could'a told you that!!!

I'm glad it gave you some insight on yourself. We rarely see ourselves as others see us.

Hummmm, I'd have to say one of my top strengths is the love I have for others.

God bless yand have an amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)

Wendy said...

I agree with the others. Kindness is your top strength. I felt it way back in the beginning - when I hardly knew you.

Sending gentle hugs your way. You go girl!

Wendy said...

I agree with the others. Kindness is your top strength. I knew that way back when I first met you.
Sending gentle hugs your way.
You go girl!