A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn! Helen Keller
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until its in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Fredrick Neitzche ,(no, not Kelly Clarkson::)) Tho I do like her song!
So this Tuesday I decided to post 3 quotes instead of only one, writers can do what they want, right? 🙂 WE all have trouble come into our lives. If you haven’t yet, WATCH OUT! It’s inevitable that you will meet that bend in the road. Life will be going smoothly and all of a sudden there is a turn, that you didn’t see coming. What will you do? As Helen Keller states, “It’s not the end!” It’s true how you really don’t know how strong you are til you get in that hot water. That is the test!
Know that falling down and weeping on the road for awhile, does not mean you aren’t strong. It means you are human! Tears are healing and are needed in times of great stress. You can cry, scream, yell, let your emotions out; don’t hold them in! None of these emotions are signs of weakness, the weakness part is if you don’t get up and continue on the road. Even as you continue on, you may still fall…the load may get too heavy. The key is not giving up! Step by step you will make it! Sometimes you will feel good enough to take a giant step and other times only baby ones. You probably will even step backwards at times, but the important part is that you are striving to move forward, not just to stay where you are at.
Several times my friends and I have commented that we would prefer different scripts. That this wasn’t in our life plans. The problem is that having a different script is not an option. So we link arms with each other, with family and most importantly with God and we get through the bends in the road!
On a side note, about the last quote, you will become stronger. You will find a strength you didn’t know you had. No, I am not talking physical strength. If that was true, this other quote would be true! “I could bench-press a Buick!” I can’t even lift my husband’s weight bar! Well unless there is no weights on it 🙂 You will find something far greater in you than physical strength. Inner strength! A wonderful quality to possess, but the only way to really build on it, is through the bends in the road!