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The Strength of You

I used to think that I was a strong person because I never shared my weaknesses. I thought that was how a person showed their strength. I thought it meant never asking for help. Never talking about what scared me. Never admitting my downfalls and shortcomings. I thought being strong was about pretending none of that mattered and acting as if those things didn’t exist.

Some of you have shown me otherwise.

Now I think strength is about hiding nothing. Its about being real and honest even when its scary or embarrassing or people might judge you for it. Its about sharing what makes you human, so that others can learn from, and be inspired by your actions. Its about acknowledging where you are right now and being open and willing to grow from there.

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

2 comments on “The Strength of You

  1. Kari
    July 7, 2011

    Yes! I love it. I think it’s healthy to have a vision or direction for your life, but I’m with you in that it takes deep strength to not only be honest with others, but to yourself first and foremost. And it’s so gratifying to let your ‘humanness’ shine! It’s in sharing my deepest moments, exposing my layers and being “raw” with others when I feel the most connected to people.

  2. mudly
    July 9, 2011

    And this is one of the reasons we became friends Kari…

    I have discovered that our humanness is what makes us amazing and what most connects us. There becomes this crazy back and forth dynamic that just keeps building. I like your word for it, raw. Real, raw conversations, make me feel so alive. They make this life intense, but once I’ve experienced intense, everything else pales in comparison.

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