Strength comes in many forms.

You don’t always recognize it by how it looks on the outside, but you recognize the quiet grace and dignity with which it enters a room.

You recognize the indomitable spirit that says I can bend so I don’t break. I can learn to be broken so I can be remade. I can cry so I can keep my heart open. I can walk away so I can move forward. I can sit still so I can learn to listen. I can embrace the dark so I can see the light.

And most of all- I can learn pain so I can better learn love.

For when we learn to find Love amidst the pain, we have surely learned to stand strong and claim the greatest source of strength there is.