A strong woman knows how weak she is. Strength comes from knowing she has weakness and can work through it. Strength comes from remembering all the times she has failed, lost, fallen over and yet persevered. Strength knows that all this will happen again and that she will survive it. So she does not have to say “I am strong.” She only has to say “I am weak, but I have survived and overcome and will do the same tomorrow.”
This is why strength and weakness are the same.
Weakness makes one strong — it tempers you with experience.
Strength makes you weak — because strength has embraced the weakness, acknowledges it, and uses it.
Be strong, be weak, be you.
©2015 Frances Ann Osborne