Strength and Courage

Strength and Courage


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.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


Did is a word of achievement,

Won't is a word of retreat,

Might is a word of bereavement,

Can't is a word of defeat,

Ought is a word of duty,

Try is a word each hour,

Will is a word of beauty,

Can is a word of power.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


Today is the day of my new beginning

My heart will know no pain
I will walk on, head held high,
With my fear washed away by the rain

I have lived too long with these perpetual tears
And I will dwell no more on my senile fears.

Today is the day of my new beginning

And I shall succeed
I am the ruler of my life
And only I know best what I need.

With each prosperous step I take ill think of the time passed
I will succeed because I'm strong
and I'm strong because I can last.

Today is the day of my new beginning

I will re-write my book today
On each page of my biography
You will read only what I wish to say.

In the book of my past I found my tears soaked
On each and every page,
But in the book of my future you will find
me standing center stage.

Today is the day of my new beginning

And on this day I move on
If you come home with a bad attitude
Don't turn to me because now I'm gone.

I can't live in the eyes of death
without a touch of love
And the best I can do for you is pray for
a blessing from above.

Today is the day of my new beginning

My new beginning starts today...

~~ Author Unknown ~~


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