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I Am StrongI am strong.Not for what I’ve seen, or what I’ve lived through. If you think that’s why, then you are sadly mistaken.The tears I hold back and what I see in the mirror are not a measure of my resolve, they are merely my moments of doubt.I am strong.Not because I’m a hard worker, a role model, or a kickass chick.I am strong, because my heart is always open, and as big as the ocean. This is true. I cry, I doubt, I fear, and I scoff – But I am steady and sure; I am always ready to put these things aside – And even myself – To laugh, to love, and to embrace others, whether they need me or not.I am strong. Not because I am perfect, but because I am me. I am kind, charming, beautiful, and sassy. Whether or not I always feel that way is irrelevant, as my strength comes from my soul, and not from my restraint.
Hang in there! Life can be hard to handle. Some people suffer from depression. Some are bullied, harassed, or abused. And sometimes when our friends don't support us in the ways we need, it's easy to feel unwanted or forgotten, which hurts a lot. Sometimes you even feel like you're just a burden and your friends don't care at all. After all, when we're struggling, (and even when we aren't) our inner critics can be really mean. But this isn't true at all! Feeling badly is not evidence of some fundamental flaw in character. Going through a struggle in life isn't a sign of weakness. You are pushing through it! Fighting! Surviving! Enduring! Every time you hold on when you feel like giving up, you exhibit such amazing bravery. I'm so very proud of everyone out there who hangs on for just one more second, one more minute, one more day. Things will get better! You are so brave!!!!!If you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at