Strength (strngkth, strngth, strnth) n.
1. The state, property, or quality of being strong.
2. The power to resist attack; impregnability.
3. The power to resist strain or stress; durability.
4. The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly.
Being a strong person is viewed as a good thing, right? It means you can handle most of the things that life throws at you. You can get through things that may take down a “lesser” person. You can stand up for yourself, for others, for justice, for what is right. People look to you for support and call on you in times of need.
But does this mean that you never have moments where you need to get some help from others? Nope. We all have moments where we can us the love and support of those around us. Sometimes we need to recharge our reserves of strength after a particularly trying time.
The problem can be that if you are the person that people count on for strength and support, your needs may not be obvious. In these cases, strength becomes a weakness.
What is my point? You never know who may be in need of a kind word, a bit of support, or an expression of gratitude. It may be obvious, it may not. But if it is needed, it will be appreciated. Greatly.
As I’ve said before, take time each day to share love and gratitude with those around you. Even the strongest person you know needs some support from time to time.