You Really Are Strong

2015-09-10 22.18.05 - CopyYes, as we live life, there are many bumps along the road. We may get disappointed. We may get disillusioned. However, we often fail to realize that it was always meant to be that way. That’s life: Imperfect, filled with potholes and unexpected twists and turns.  It’s up to us to accept that this is part of the journey, to keep on going and create and appreciate as many wonderful, happy and joyful moments as we can. This beautiful poem captures this well.


“Comes The Dawn”

by Veronica Shorffstall


After a while you learn the subtle difference

Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning

And company doesn’t mean security,

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts

And presents aren’t promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats

With your head up and your eyes open,

With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And learn to build all your roads

On today because tomorrow’s ground

Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a

Way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn that even sunshine

Burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate

Your own soul, instead of waiting

For someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure…

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth

And you learn and learn…

With every good-bye you learn.


Manuela teaches women life strategies to find meaning, balance, and personal success! You can visit Manuela’s Website for Personal Success Coaching

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