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I Have Great Inner Strength

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    Everyone Has It

    We all have our own crap to get through in life.  It may seem others have it easier or harder than we do, but I think we get exactly what we need.  Not like I think crap is great, I'd much prefer not to deal with it.  I'm just not sure I'd have learned...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    Acknowledgement

    I've had a very rough life. I currently still have a rough life. But I'm here. Others lean on me. Life goes on. I've had trouble recently admitting to having ANY positive qualities at all. So here I go. I have an unending supply of inner strength, as I have to, for myself, for my...
    vault2007 vault2007 26-30, F Dec 7, 2010

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    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    I guess I do. I always knew I was strong,

    but I never knew the extent of it until recently. I got a message from someone today, in my inbox. I could see that I had spoken to this person just a few weeks ago, and when I scrolled up to jog my memory, I was met with the words of a wounded woman. A woman who was...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's One of My Better Qualities.

    I don't think I appear very strong, at first sight.  But at the core, I am a resilient individual who picks herself up after every fall and remains determined to keep a positive outlook about it.  I never give up on what I believe in, and will keep working towards it...
    EPGrace EPGrace 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Yesterday is but a dream,

    tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore, to this day.
    towodi towodi 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Be strong enough to stand alone Be yourself

    enough to stand apart But be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
    towodi towodi 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Life Had Taught Me...

    I know that I have great inner strength because of going through so much.. every problem I've come across, every abuse I've gone through, they all made me stronger. Now I believe that I can handle whatever life brings my way. It feels good.
    VelvetPromise VelvetPromise 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    But I never had someone to tell me what to do

    teach me that I'm better than lust just that's true Teach me that the future was written already waitin so respect myself and life not be Consumed with HATIN'
    Yanebell Yanebell 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Always when I reach the bottom of the swamp

    and can't feel any worse,I stand up with great effort swimming out of it and reaching for what I know is right.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I Guess You Could Call It That

    If I'm strong, its because I've had to be.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    The Beat Of My Own Drum

    People haven't always been nice to me and I haven't been really able to fully integrate for a long time. Because I have a tendency to move to the beat of my own drum, I've had to call upon my own inner strength in order to lead the life I wanted. It's not that I lead an unusual...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    I Found It In Myself!

      “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”   What makes you stand up after being knocked down by your whole life? What makes you go on if everything around you has stopped? What makes you hope if...
    AwakingDreamer AwakingDreamer 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    This...........!

    Yeah...THIS! These lyrics. Thank you Miss Christina Aguilera! Makes me that much stronger Makes me work a little bit harder It makes me that much wiser So thanks for making me a fighter Made me learn a little bit faster Made my skin a little bit thicker Makes me that much...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    I Do But...

    It weakens all the time. It's a constant struggle to maintain inner strength and just not break down. I never doubt my strength will return because I won't allow for anything else. It's how I see myself, how I want to live and how I make it through my trials. I am strong and I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Why A Rose Has Thorns

    Once a long time ago, I heard a story about a man talking to his pastor who was working in his rose garden. The man was talking to his pastor about trusting in God's timing. The pastor pointed to one of the roses and asked him "Can you make that rose's delicate petals bloom?" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 19, 2011

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    These Days....

    Today is my 4th birthday of not being a selfhater.... I used to hurt myself i remember the last time i did like it was yesterday. I battle with those thoughts on the regular but want and work at trying to be a better me. I work on myself everyday and today i got to hold my head...
    LoveWhitz LoveWhitz 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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    Today I Choose To Be Happy And To Let Go...

    "LET IT GO" -- a song from my heart by carla "There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. Don't try to ask someone into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to...
    mikemmie mikemmie 31-35, F 1 Response May 23, 2013

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    The Wolf teaches us endurance,

    strategic planning,and perseverance. A wolf can run like the wind or be still as a stone. There is a time to be quiet like the stone, and a time to actively pursue aspirations.
    towodi towodi 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Love the Chinese Character

     It is a picture of a sword and means strength.  It is a male sign too but women have as much strength.  It's part of the word we spell "coolie".  It means painful strength which is what a day laborer uses.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've made it through some tough events in my

    life - standing alone. I had no guidance no patents to tell me your doing great, I'm proud if you. I didn't have friends and grew up alone. What was meant for my harm God used for my victory. I stood alone but he gave me the strength and courage to go on. I realized I had a...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    With God at my side..

    .no matter how bad things got..and there were times life got very, very bad..I managed..bloodied, bruised, wounded..but I survived.. "There's no such thing as a normal life....there's just..Life" Doc Holiday talking to Wyatt Earp---classic scene from "Tombstone"
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M Nov 4

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    "When you're dreaming with a broken heart The

    waking up is the hardest part You roll outta bed and down on your knees And for a moment you can hardly breathe Wondering, "Was she really here? Is she standing in my room?" No she's not, 'cause she's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.... " John Mayer When you still get up...
    htheart htheart 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Change is hitting! Naturally ,

    and am just ready .. God was my answer to all
    Yanebell Yanebell 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I suppose I draw from discipline instilled in me

    when I was younger and the belief that there's got to be something bigger than us out there. I have been through a lot and I feel like I've struggled for every step in my life, but I'm still here. I know that I can't give up because I have my 10 year old daughter looking to me...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Much Greater Than It Used T...

    Much greater than it used to be. My faith in God and my love for my husband and children gives me the inner strength that I need to make it through each and every day. With out God and my family I would have no reason to keep going.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Ok so I guess these aren't Dailey

    but who cares u enjoy them right??
    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Smile even when the road gets tough,

    because what one won't do another will . 👐
    Richesss Richesss 16-17, F Jun 28

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    Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices,

    but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination and hard work. For a friend: NA
    towodi towodi 36-40, M Apr 10

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    Life And The Thankyou Lessons.

    I often hear all of the negativity that surrounds poverty. I would not want anyone to feel that I think poverty is good, but I do want to say that a lot of good can come from not having a lot of material things and having to find ways to get what one really needs and not what one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    I suppose I do. Life keep putting up hurdles,

    yet I keep on going somehow. I don't know how but I do. I'm probably more stoic than I give myself credit for.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I Possess Great Inner Strength

    Or, when I'm in the mood for some healthy self-deprecation, I see myself as merely headstrong :)
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    GOTTA TAKE FROM THE GOOD AND THE BAD COLLECT

    THAT CAUSE IT HELPS TO BUILD WHO YOU SEE NOW RESPECT THAT//
    Yanebell Yanebell 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where Does It Come From?

    Is it bred in the bone or is it learned behavior?
    Fool4Waiting Fool4Waiting 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    I'm Strong Because I'm Weak

    I accredit my great inner strength to not only my will power, but my flaws as well; instead of pretending to be someone who's perfect, I acknowledge the fact that I'm not perfect, plus I'm working on my flaws, which is a source of strength for me. How so? I push myself to...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My father says I'm resilient.

    He says it's probably a skill, or characteristic I developed in the face of brotherly provocation. My brothers can still be pretty intense, and my realising that whatever they do it's grounded in love for their sister I am never truly worried. I think resilience is the ability...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    I Am Me

    “I feel that we are often taken out of our comfort zones, pushed and shoved out of our nests, because if not, we would never know what we could do with our wings, we would never see the horizon and the sun setting on it, we would never know that there's something far better...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 26, 2013

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    I Never Had a "normal&quo...

    I never had a "normal" childhood and yet, i grew up to be a good, loving person.. before i met my partner, there are issues (lots of them) that I have to deal with at a very early age.. and that's tough.
    maddix maddix 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    My Wall: Knocking It Down!

    That wall we put up is dangerous even to us. That wall we put up for ourselves may fall back and crush us. Our need to protect ourselves is a good thing but can be something that can prevent us from living life as fully as we possibly can. I won't be a victim to pain. I will...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    It Helps Best When I Just Walk Away

    On my posts, here at EP - my voice comes through with Bravery and Bravado - it is not false. I go to a therapist 2x a week. I volunteer and work part time. My circle of friends and family respect my boundaries. I will share when I'm ready - and for me, best with a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    And It Often Puts People Off..

    from staying close to me. I know it's true. I've been told by many people how strong I am and even a female friend of mine told me she was not as strong as me in a rather sad voice. Why would anyone not want a friend like me? I'm not asking in an arrogant way but just in my usual...
    cutebabybear cutebabybear 36-40, F Sep 27, 2011

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    I Know It's There Somewhere....

    I don't know how great it is, and sometimes it seems to escape me altogether, but it IS there and helps me pull through in my deepest, darkest hours. As I was writing this I had a strong visual of reaching into a magician's hat, deep and black, and pulling out a long streamer of...
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 6 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    My Source Of Strength.

    I am strong and do what I do today because I want to be the father that I never had. My kids will never experience the horror of never making true friends because we move every other day. I will be strong, successful, intelligent and compassionate for them. They and my future...
    TeenageSocrates TeenageSocrates 18-21, M Jul 25, 2013

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