Thursday, May 26, 2011

On strength

"Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit."
McCallister Dodds
Your turn: How do you exhibit tenderness in your own spirit?


Kalei's Best Friend said...

Right now, I am going through something that takes strength in having to deal w/the consequences that may happen if I decide in a decision.. For the past 10 years I have been put in the position to make decisions that I would only share w/my husband.. He being gone, it has taken a certain strength.. The easy decisions are the ones not having to do w/my children.. Those I can do objectively... Right now, the one I have to deal w/ has to do w/my son.. It's hard Carmi, I know I am stalling, I am hoping a professional can help me w/a way to get thru to my son.. But, for me, I made a decision a year ago to walk away from a relationship.. by then, I was done w/it so it didn't seem to hurt.. I was tired of the indirect control...This current situation is way too close to home (so to speak). I do know what you are getting at w/this question u pose... Its hard to have the strength, but I do know, its made me stronger w/some decisions.. What a hell of a learning experience life is.

Dawn said...

How do I exhibit tenderness? hmmm...I think I'd have to say I keep my mouth shut. Especially when all needs to be said (or so I think);)

Anonymous said...

The greatest strength is gentleness.

Tabor said...

At the calm center of the storm is where and when you can make the best decision.

Julie said...

I am enjoying your blog, I like your style of thought evoking quotes and questions.
I find that most people, who are strong, don't even see it in themselves. For they are not the ones who look in the mirror flexing every morning. They are the kind, gentle people who pay attention, and actually see others and always lend a hand.
Gentleness of spirit and putting others before yourself is true strength.