two words that guide me throughout the day, through each event, circumstance, joy, struggle.
two words that keep me smiling, keep me hoping.
two words that keep tears from falling.
two words that help the smile emerge.
two words that hold enough strength, wisdom, encouragement, motivation, and inspiration to keep a country thriving, a person living, a runner running.
two words that embrace so much power that sometimes, strength is no longer the answer.
but also, be weak.
be strong in the lord. be strong in your faith. be strong in your love. be strong in your determination. be strong in your perseverance. be strong in the hope.
be weak in your stubbornness. be weak in your pride. be weak in the knees. be so weak that each day amazes you. be so weak that you stop to see the vulnerability in the simplest of things. be so weak that sometimes, emotion consumes you. be so weak that others look at you and envy your weakness.
weakness does not mean victim.
weakness is strength.
weakness is the strength to calm down and look around you. weakness is the strength to enjoy the movements, enjoy the day, enjoy the slow drivers in the left lane. weakness is knowing that sometimes being strong does not mean being brave. weakness is the strength to take a deep breath and not be overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, and running thoughts.
be strong, your mind tells you. be strong, says your heart. be strong, be strong, be strong.
but be strong enough to be weak.