Monday, April 2, 2012


Happy Monday and Happy April! I love new days, new weeks, new months... it is always a chance to start fresh. As the flowers are in full bloom and the spring showers sprinkle outside, I've been thinking about strength lately. Strength is often something that we relate to in relationship with struggle and in hard times (physically, mentally, emotionally), but this weekend I also got to thinking about strength in terms of courage- Courage to be alive, live from within, the ability to let go and open up to life. It takes strength to shed our masks, it takes strength to allow for other people to see us as who we truly are. When we find things that we truly love to do and truly want to share, it takes strength to go through all the little steps you have to go through to get there. I read a passage yesterday that in some ways spoke to this...

"There are often obstacles on our path. Roadblocks, barricades, detours. Things to go over, around or under. Sometimes the road blocks are telling us no, this door isn't opening. Find another way. Other times the roadblocks are telling us that the road we have chosen is very special. If we want to go down it, we will have to try. We have to focus. We will have to muster our energy and show the world how badly we want it. We will have to overcome each and every obstacle one by one, as they appear..."

If we want something badly enough, often times the universe has a way in opening the doors to get us there. Sometimes, we are our own road block and sometimes the road we think we want to take, isn't the right one.

Finding internal strength within to go after what we want, to open up to what life presents us, is an incredible concept. It takes strength to become vulnerable, to allow ourselves to fall apart a little and speak from our heart.

Maybe this week, find strength in honoring your feelings, honoring yourself, your path. Find strength to follow your heart...
and enjoy the day. :)


  1. Ernest Hemingway: "The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places"

    I have to hold on to this quote in my life a lot. That the getting through is what makes us strong. That fire refines us, and reveals who we really are.

    We forget the strength and beauty of being who we are, of being vulnerable. We carry immeasurable weight by hiding our true selves. We limit our ability to be a light by hiding ourselves under masks. We clip our own wings for fear of what people would think if we simply took flight. We think that people are the masks they wear, and are afraid to reveal that under our masks we are all broken people. It is only when we are strong enough to take off the masks that we heal our brokenness.

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  3. I love this Emmie!!! So wonderful, beautiful and true!! :) Thanks for sharing. I can't tell you how blessed I feel that you entered my life!