As I was listening to Whitney Houston's song "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" my eyes started to water, my head was being flooded with thoughts, my heart with joy, and I just set there and smiled. If you never heard of it, my interpretation of it….You have been through something, something that hurt you so much that you thought you wouldn't get through, and you thought that your life would be over. But you found strength, you may have fallen, you may have been on the ground but you got up. You found the strength inside and realized that you have the strength to go on, to live. The strength to survive.
As I put it on repeat, yes repeat I was really into this song, I made me some coffee and started thinking that not only can I identify with this song but with my coffee as well. "I am like a coffee bean" I thought, "When things are bad I tend to change the situation". The bean changes the water, it releases the flavor and changes, turns it into coffee. That's what I do, when something bad happens, when I'm in boiling hot water I try to change it, try to make the best out of the situation. It doesn't always work but when it does, it does.
I learned how the inner us, the us we talk to daily and wish we can sit beside of and talk to face-to-face does listen. That's the strength inside that Whitney is singing about, the strength inside just like the coffee bean, our faith. We rely on this daily and I can say that if it wasn't for it I would be in the darkness, the weakness, and the pain. And I'm not just talking about one time, but there have been plenty of times in my life where I just thought, "I can't." But then my hope, my strength, my faith helped me get out and will continue to do so.
"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."
"We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside."
Born in the city and raised in the mountains of Ky. Taking on life one day at a time!