The difference between Strength and Courage. Words that inspire me

Living with depression is a bit of a roller coaster ride. I have posted on my office wall the following words. 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRENGTH AND COURAGE

It takes strength to be firm,

It takes courage to be gentle.

 

It takes strength to stand guard,

It takes courage to let down your guard.

 

It takes strength to conquer,

It takes courage to surrender.

 

It takes strength to be certain,

It takes courage to have doubt.

 

It takes strength to fit in,

It takes courage to stand out.

 

It takes strength to feel a friend’s pain,

It takes courage to feel your own pain.

 

It takes strength to hide your own pains,

It takes courage to show them.

 

It takes strength to endure abuse,

It takes courage to stop it.

 

It takes strength to stand alone,

It takes courage to lean on another.

 

It takes strength to love,

It takes courage to be loved.

 

It takes strength to survive,

It takes courage to live.

 

May the world hug you today

With its warmth, and love.

And may the wind carry a voice

That tells you there is a friend

Sitting in another corner of the world wishing you well !

 

~Author Unknown~

I find great strength from these words, and can usually pick myself up with some of the phrases. 

I hope you do to..

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One Response to The difference between Strength and Courage. Words that inspire me

  1. I’m sorry to hear about the depression, but those are beautiful words and I’m glad you shared them.

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