S is for strength
Today's gratitude pushed it's way into the foreground. I have a loose list of where I want these A-Z grateful posts to go but a few have changed a long the way and today's strength is certainly one of those. So, sorry siblings. I am so very grateful for you but today I am honoring and thanking the power of strength in my life.
I've been granted a whole lot of strength and am tirelessly grateful. Early on I think it was a gift I used for survival. Not to be too heavy on you but certain life circumstances forced me to rely on a unusual amount of strength to pull through (somewhat intact). Sometimes we are seemingly weakened in order to grow in our power and strength to navigate life's circumstances. It's up to us to realize our strength and step into it. I was lucky enough to understand that at a very early age and it has served me well.
Now, with more 'common' day-to-day challenges to face I find my strength subsiding. And today specifically I feel called to step into the strength I've been gifted and use it to strive for those things that are next in my life. That is, for me to realize my strength and to use it beyond survival. I had the notion that I was through with the hard stuff and life is good now. Life is so good, not without challenge, but so good. BUT, I'm not using my strength to push beyond what is here and obvious. I know there is more for me and my service to my family and community.
Today I am grateful for strength but also for the realization that it is time for me to step into that strength and do something that really stretches me to a new and wonderful space. I pray that my earnings will rise to the surface and strength will carry me through to deliver on that so I may truly soar. That is the example of strength I want to exemplify for my kids.
What are you grateful for today?