You Are Strong Enough

After all we’ve been through as individuals and a nation, we’re all tired. Even if we have hope, we’re stress fatigued. No matter how tired you are of all that’s happened. You are strong enough. Yes, we have months to go before we have a handle on the pandemic. Longer for economic and racial injustices to be corrected. Even longer to restore some sense of national unity. It’s exhausting. But we are strong. All of us—You are strong enough to get through this.

Strength is one of those things you’re supposed to have. You don’t feel that you have it at the time you’re going through it.

Joan Didion
Image of street signs at the crossroads of impossible and possible--you have the strength you need--choose possible

Problems are not the problem;

coping is the problem.

Virginia Satir

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness.

It’s a sign of strength.

Karamo Brown

Strength and compassion are

not mutually exclusive.

Robert Kiyosaki

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

But standing up to your obstacles doesn’t mean hating or destroying or name calling. With compassion and caring and striving to understand, you will find that you can stand better and strong against your obstacles.

You Will Endure

Endure and persist;

this pain will turn to good by and by.

Image of a hiker walking a stone path in the mountains--you can endure--you have the strength you need

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.

Cesar Chavez

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Corrie Ten Boom

Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances.

Amy Morin

Being mentally and emotionally fatigued is normal after what we’ all have been through. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to retreat for a while. Use the tools in your mental health first aid kit.

Choose Hope

Image of a little girl wearing a mask and holding a woman's hand

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.

Mike Murdock

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

14th Dalai Lama

I am not what happened to me,

I am what I choose to become.

Carl Gustav Jung

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

With the new day comes

new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve
Image of a light bulb shining and floating above a hand

The new dawn blooms as we free it. 

For there is always light, 

if only we’re brave enough to see it. 

If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Amanda Gorman

You are Strong Enough

I know many of you don’t feel you have enough strength to go on. There certainly are days when I don’t. But we can do this. We can mask. We can social distance. And we can listen to one another. We’ll learn to work together to bring equality and justice for everyone. t’s a long haul job. But we’ve got this. You’ve got this. You are strong enough. Remember that.

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