A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape ,
but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape...
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything ,
but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear...
A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her ,
but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone...
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future,
A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be the God's blessings and capitalizes on them...
A strong woman walks sure footed,
but a woman of strength knows the God's will catch her if she falls...
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face,
but a woman of strength wears grace...
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey,
but a woman of strength has faith ,that it is in the journey, that she will become strong...
© 2006 by Luke Easter & Dee Cheeks
A friend sent
this to me and it effected me profoundly,
blessings on the hands that wrote it and my thanks for their leave to use it.
Too often we mistake .. Power.. for Strength,
when the two are not always related
One may have the Power over many things, your household,
your employees, your kids ( HA ! : ) but does this equal strength ?
NO.. well what is Strength then.. ?
as Mercy is the ability to stop
Strength is the ability to keep going no matter what life throws at you.
Like the Bop em dolls we used to play with as kids
you remember them... the ones with the weight in the bottom
that no matter how many times ya knocked it to the floor...
it would stand back up ?
I think they still make those in fact..:)
That is strength, the ability to get back up
Also when the " bad " things happen.. is this always a bad thing..?
the Gods know where we are weak,
and if it is needed, they will see to it we get hit right where there's a point
that needs attention.... some point that we have neglected to tend to
For which we should give thanks, not curses.
According to an Apache prayer I read it's
" Thank you Great Spirit for the Lesson you taught me..
please feel free to do it again.. so I will remember it "
many of us have the gonads to ask for this ! :)
With each challenge faced, we become stronger
The Way of the Wise, is a way which is often challenged ,
from within and without, to Be a true Walker of the Light, expect it !
You are not your average smoe,
you are are Light worker, emphasis on "worker "
and need to be fit for the task, so you will be tested
and prodded to be the best you can be
A reasonable approach to this "testing" is..GOOD !
Thank you, for showing me where I need to work
on the self and how I handle things, as if you have it down,
you don't fall over too often. But to gain such knowledge,
one must work, learn, study and yes
How we handle failure is as important
if not MORE important than how we handle success
can handle it when the world goes right,
that's fairly simple as long as we don't get carried away with it all
and get lazy, but to handle with care when we blow it and things get ugly
that takes a little more doing
That takes strength, the will power to get up
and dust ourselves off, and then figure out what just happened here,
blame be hanged, it doesn't matter, it's a matter of learn from it
This is the Way of the Wise
This becomes the state of grace
It's not a matter of you are better than anyone else,
it's just that you know YOU better
and know what your strengths really are and use them accordingly
May you become a fine tempered blade in the Way of the Light
And not have to get pounded on the anvil of Life
too much to get there :)
How to know which way to go
Wings of Destiny
set by Me..... :) Care to see more..?