You are a strong woman. You are a warrior. You fight for your beliefs and values. You fight for people you love. You’ve been through the thick and thin. You faced many hardships, and yet, here you are – standing on your two feet.
Yes, you have been courageous way too many times.
Because you had no other choice. You had to be strong for the others around you. You also had to be strong for yourself.
Now, you are scared.
Because you don’t want to face it all alone. Because you are tired to be the source of strength to everyone. You wish that for one time you get to be protected and cared for just like you protect and care about everyone else.
You always were there for others.
No matter who needed your help and support – you were there. You were their shoulder to cry on and you succeeded in pushing them forward and making them feel better.
Your friends and family know you as the strongest woman in the world. There isn’t a thing that you can’t do in their eyes. They tell you this often. They tell you they are proud of your bravery and strength.
And yet, no one has ever told you that sometimes it is okay to be weak. That it is okay to lose it and burst into tears. To cry your heart out because you have been strong for too long.
And no, you don’t expect others to help you. You learned this the hard way that when you needed help and support from people – they weren’t there for you.
You are your own warrior. Holding your own sword. Fighting your own battles.
You don’t want anyone to save you. You can save yourself. You always did.
You know that whatever happens – giving up is not an option for you.
No matter how exhausted you get at times. No matter how tired you are of other people who are constantly taking and taking everything from you without giving something in return.
Yet, here you are – the same strong woman as ever. At least you try to be.
You try to be strong and not give up on yourself every single day. You do your everything to protect your smile and endure all the things that life throws at you.
YOU ARE A TRUE WARRIOR. A STRONG WOMAN THAT KNOWS HOW TO PUSH HERSELF FORWARD WHEN LIFE THROWS HER DOWN. YOU RISE ABOVE THE ASHES EVERYTIME. AND EACH TIME STRONGER THAN EVER.
Image: Joel Sossa