She’s strong despite her fears. She’s strong even though she’s been through hell. The definition of strong means so many things to so many people. To me, strong isn’t defined by muscle strength. Strong is mental toughness. Strong is when everyone is telling you that you can’t do something, but you know in your heart and soul that you could prove them wrong. You get up every single day knowing that you can conquer whatever is standing in your way. You put your calloused hands to work and you’ve proved to yourself what kind of person you are. Strong is being hurt by someone you love, but still loving with a full and forgiving heart. Being able to love as well as forgive someone who has done terrible things. God has taught us to love and live with everything we have. She’s strong because she’s had to be. She’s had to be the brave face behind the endless tears and sorrow. She’s had to pretend that everything is okay when that’s far from the truth. She’s smarter because of her mistakes. She’s happier because of the sadness she’s known. But you know what, some of the strongest girls you’ve known will never admit that they are strong. They will pretend that they have a soft heart and they might shed a tear in front of you. That’s how you know they trust you. Because let’s be real, we all think we’re too tough to actually show our feelings. But when it truly comes down to it, the strong girl has such a fragile heart from all the beatings it’s taken. It’s not all a bad thing though. She knows her worth. She knows she’s a strong independent person. She is wiser than her years. She doesn’t let men walk all over her or play with her heartstrings. She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. And well the truth is, you’re not always going to be okay. And that’s okay. You’re tough, you know it. Take deep breathes and remember the times that you sat there and though how blessed your life truly is. I sometimes have those moments, usually when I have a colt that is working really well for me.. you just stand there in awe like God put me here on this earth for this reason. To be strong and stand for what I believe in. To use my talents to the best of my ability. So, don’t be ashamed of being strong. Everyone knows you can’t always be strong. “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.” ~Katelyn