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I Have Great Inner Strength

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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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    You Know The Way

         Too often I think all of us look outside ourselves for help, advice, support, and the like.  I think often we know the way, it just may be difficult.  All the things previously mentioned are and can be noteworthy.  However--to become self reliant, positive, and in...
    epoxy201 epoxy201 51-55, M Nov 27, 2011

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    Somewhere...

    Somewhere deep inside, I believe I must have some kind of inner strength, if not than I would not still be alive today. So I guess I must have somekind of strength....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 9, 2009

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    Beidh I Marirfidh

    I do believe I have a great inner strength. It's something I am proud of, and I have faith in myself and my ability to hold on no matter what.There was a time where I didn't believe it, but looking back I think I always did. I think I have always had that strength, I mean I have...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 20, 2011

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    Surviving

    I have been through a lot, as I'm sure that we all have in our own, individual ways.  Surprisingly, it took quite a bit for me to come to terms with acknowledging that I had a lot of inner strength.  That probably won't make sense to a lot of people.  I...
    Zaipher Zaipher 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    So Much So That I Sometimes Ha...

    So much so that I sometimes hate it. It has made me seem hard as a person. It has often been confused with pride. It also insures that I will always get back up on my feet. That I will always continue to think of future plans; although this last set back has truly taken a sledge...
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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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 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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    He Knew It Too

    The other day my friend was over with her dad and we were talking about my divorce. I explained that I wasn't worried about how things were going to turn out and that my boys and I would make it through. He and I hardly ever talk but after my comment he immediatly jumped in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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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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    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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    Strength Through Cancer

    You learn a lot about yourself when you go through something that is completely life changing; something that shakes the very core of your foundations. When you come so close to your mortality it really changes things. You’re overcome with emotions and thoughts that hit the...
    Brandonska Brandonska 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    Recent Lesson

    As an art student at college I knew people were eventually going to tell me that my artwork looked bad. I knew that I'd improve, eventually. I believed that it would depend on what each teacher taught me and that by the end of my years I'd be able to produce good art. I didn't...
    4Daereen 4Daereen 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 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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    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    Inner Strength Is All We Got

    Sometimes our GOD(s) (creator(s)) (whatever you choose) given inner strength is all we have to cling to for survival. I'm sorry to say it but America, with the aid of the government schooling and pharmeceutical companies, has all but destroyed anything we may have ever thought...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M Feb 25, 2011

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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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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Just Read

    just read my confessions lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2012

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    The Phoenix Arises

    My first time arising from the ashes of my old life was when I went out on my own into my first apt. An ex-boyfriend cut my clothes off with a scalpel. His brutality reminded me of why I dumped his *** in the first place. That was in 1993. Then by 1994, everything was going...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 2 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Emotionally Strong

    have always considered myself emotionally strong and capable of enduring and rising above negativity. it's a mentality learned from trials and negative experiences. attitude is much to do with it.
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    It Keeps Me Going

    I have the strength of my convictions.  I just have conflicting convictions.  What does that make me?  Confused!
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    Tried And True

    I am grateful for my well spring of inner strength . . . not just for myself but for those in my heart . . . I am there for you with a bottomless depth . . . and they know it.
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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 Am a Warrior

    On my gap year I took part in the Warriors programme, which is a challenging course mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. When I first signed up I didn't realise what I had gotten myself into. 7 months of pushing myself stretching myself and constantly battling with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Conceited?

    This may sound conceited (which is the opposite of my intent) but I like to think I possess inner strength. I like to think I'm a little trooper, someone who never gives up--I don't know why, but it gives me hope that one day I will find the light.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    I Feel I Am Firm Like a Rock In a Tornado, Gale-force 12

    My boyfriend is suicidal since months, since january 3 weeks his ok, 1 week suicidal. 3 weeks completely normal.. 1 week suicidal, I have seen the circle about 7 times. Sometimes I am wondering my self, how can I still stand this, how can be still there for him, how can still...
    LittleAnt LittleAnt 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Strength For My Sister

    I'm fifteen years old. My sister is sixteen. We live in a upper-middle class suburb and go to a fancy all-girls prep school. I'm so grateful for everything I have and acknowledge that my issues are dwarfed by many other's. However, I just need to talk. My sister has been dealing...
    PrincessGarnet17 PrincessGarnet17 13-15 3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    I think the strongest people are not the ones who hold everything in..but it's the people who let everything out! They are strong enough to cry it out, to deal with the pain head...
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    WILLPOWER! Determination… motivation… keeping going… believing in yourself… Willpower… nothing's gonna stop me! I think these days a lot of willpower is needed to keep...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Lions are bomb! My newest drawing. Lions symbolizes strength and whenever you feel upset just think that inside you lives a lion that can't wait to show the world how strong it...
    sandra1212 sandra1212 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Some people are strong. I know some or quite a few single women. My friends. I don't have married friends. These friends don't bother. Don't bother looking. Don't bother presenting...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Dare I do the best I can? Dare I stand up above the crowd? Dare I attempt to make a difference? I received a link to this article from one of my best friends. Thanking me for...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Everyone has a story. Every story is unique, with it's own perils, good guys, bad guys... It really is all about perception. Perception of the situation and the personality of the...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes I do.. Very much so. I love to show off my long sexy legs. Most of the time I'm wearing a short skirt or dress with my 5" heels and pantyhose or stockings. No matter what time...
    TiffanyMarieLeggs TiffanyMarieLeggs 51-55, T a week ago

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    I workout everyday so I can look good and feel good. There is no excuse for anyone who doesn't. Not sorry.
    rb9358 rb9358 22-25, M Mar 22

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Sometime last year it occurred to me that my short sightedness is a gift and that I should take advantage of it more often. I used to only take my glasses off in the shower and in...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am a freshman at my dream school. Everything is going well. I have great grades, and I already got accepted into my program of studies. While that's all great and exciting, it's...
    Jenbean Jenbean 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Before I was born, my parents distanced themselves from my extended family. When I was really young, my mother divorced my father. Growing up, I moved from city to city. I never...
    normanperkins normanperkins 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have HH since I was born. My parents say I used to drip from my feet and arms ever since I was a baby. This is a horrible condition which not many Drs know about. I don't have...
    3Cinderella0 3Cinderella0 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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