adj. strong (from Google)

  1. having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks
  2. able to withstand great force or pressure

Some people primarily think of STRONG as the first definition, including running races such as marathons or triathlons,  Others tend to focus the definition more like the second definition, such as the ability to persevere and keep showing up every day when you do NOT want to

But here is what I think. Strength is ALL of those things, and so much more. Compare this to a white light. A white light is not a single color, but the entire spectrum of colors. Strength is not one thing, but the combination of all of your traits. Just being a mama is a strength. And when you’re feeling in the dark, the absence of all color, remember, it’s never completely dark, there are almost ALWAYS at few shades of color seeping in. Let them grow!

As I compared strength to the colors of the rainbow, I recall that arches are stronger structures than flat structures. An arch is able to distribute the weight evenly to the bottom where a flat structure, like a bridge, doesn’t have support in the middle.

Let’s be rainbows. Colorful and strong. Able to carry the heaviest of loads. And together, we will make each other stronger.