What is your Inner Strength.?

@vivamir (673)
July 10, 2011 3:21pm CST
For along time...My strength came from making myself into a success.. to give my family the luxuries they deserved and dont get me wrong- I still strive for this! I look at him, everyday- since June 2004, he had been paralyzed from the chest through a tragic Road Traffic Accident- and Ive only known him approx a year..and he is one of the biggest inspirations in my life to date- See, not only is it heart breaking to observe a loved one in the most agonizing pain, and you can do nothing about it..but its the RAW frustration that they express due to their disability..a simple pleasure of going for a shower- requires tens time more effort and 'hassle' (he calls it).. Many times he has contemplated, the thought of self termination..but he always describes his not being able to do so..because 'theres always tomorrow'.. which Im sure is not so true, as he has a teenage son (who is EVERYTHING to him)... After all he has been through..his inner strength lies with a innocent boy.. Personally..Im not quite sure of my own, but I do know I have a lot of fight in me when it comes down to it.. Fellow bloggers, what is your inner strength/s? Maybe its not your children, but a religion, self beliefs etc.. please share
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@Jelminrie (358)
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
My strength comes from God,Family, and my I am weak I know, I am not academical I know, I know little things because of that the one i am pleasing doesn't see me, there are many challenges faced, whenever I see myself giving up, I see my family future being thrown, and I remember how God is able to lift me up even nobody believes in me but HIM.
@vivamir (673)
19 Jul 11
Dont say you are weak..you just said one of the most important things.. 'whenever I see myself giving up, I see my family future being thrown'.. this is where your strength derives from.. and also your religion, where you feel a higher power supports you.. Thank you for your response.. (",)
• China
11 Jul 11
This calls forth in me a feeling of profound respect.He was broken in health but not in spirit.Granted,a teenage son is his spiritual sustenance,but It requires great willpower to battle against disability.
@vivamir (673)
19 Jul 11
You are most certainly right.. I wish nothing but happiness for him, yet he is so filled with sadness- his inner strength is unbelievable.. I have much admiration for him for this.. Thankyou for your response
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• Philippines
11 Jul 11
Its really hard when one member of the family is ill. I pray for his recovery, through God's grace, he will be healed. My inner strength would always be God. Life is an everyday struggle. But when you trust God, even if the worst thing happen to you, you are assured that there will always be a Father who can provide you happiness. God Bless you, friend.
@vivamir (673)
11 Jul 11
Thankyou for your response..I truly appreciate your words- Personally I have lost much faith and belief in God over the years..but your words are a real comfort to me.. Thank you again.
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
11 Jul 11
I think for me my internal strength is my attitude to work hard and give my best to what ever I started. I like honesty in every work and I believe that honesty is the best policy. I always analyse my goal and then decide if I have to go for it or, If it is a smart goal only then I chose to achieve it. I enjoy to do my work. Thanks and have a nice day ahead.
@vivamir (673)
11 Jul 11
Thankyou Sanjay.. Im pleased to hear that someone lives by 'honesty is the best policy' philosophy.. I like your idea of analyzing your goals.. I might try using that in future..
@Hatley (152028)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jul 11
vivamir I have only the inner strength to cope with life as its been horrendously rough past three years 2008 sept my son was laid off nov we were evicted, my birthday Nov 15 2008 we were now homeless but we are survivors and we did cope. My son got me in here Nov day before thanksgiving 2008 now its 2011 my son still has only a part time job and we still are unable to get into a two bedroom apt. so we both are stuck where we are. hes in hope haven gov sponsored apt with three other men no we r eally did not want to be here but its still better than living with other homeless on the street. In the U S we are not too kind to anyone who has no family loses his job gets evicted but my son finally did get help. no lest anyone thinks for one damned moment I am here free not at all. it takes almost all of my social security and ssi checks to pay monthly room rent and board. I get 125 a m onth for myself the rest I earn on the net to pay phone and internet. no I get no handouts at all. I pay my way.Just to stop any snide remarks from one mylotter who assumed I got in here free and had internet cable free. I do not think she even knew how much her remarks hurt me.
@vivamir (673)
11 Jul 11
Thank you for such a personal response Hatley.. I appreciate your honesty and I admire the strength youve had for not only yourself but your son (vice versa).. I believe that you are struggling through this dark time..but you have done the best thing you could have- and thats to keep strong..alot of people would have not fought as hard as you.. then again I dont want to sound like Im judging all who are struggling in this type of scenario and who have children- but its only what I have witnessed from others.. Your doing great Hatley! Your working yourself up the rungs of life.. and I wish you all the best and luck in the world, my friend..x