Yesterday, when I was having a grumpy day, I saw this on a teabag:
What does “Live in your strength” mean to you? Does the strength of that advice live, for you, with any of my live-in-your-strength guesses?
- Appreciate what strengths you have.
- Live in the moment.
- Take advantage of what life gives you.
- Find strength wherever you can.
- Expand your understanding of your own unique gifts throughout your life.
- Embrace what you’re good at.
- Share your strengths with others.
- Let go of judgment about your limits.
- Challenge yourself, with kindness.
Which of my other photos from yesterday best illustrate “live in your strength,” for you?
On the strength of my including two photos of the same lively yellow moped, above, I now want to share these strong life memories:
When I was in my early 20s, I went to Bermuda with my friend Peter and rode a moped for the first time. That made me feel so alive, I bought a yellow moped when I returned to Boston, exactly like that lively one I saw yesterday. For years, I lived on that moped, riding it to work and all around town. After my lifestyle changed and I stopped riding it, I still kept that moped, no matter where I lived. When I moved to where I live now, four years ago, I sold that yellow moped to one of the lively movers. Ever since then, I’ve missed my yellow moped and I’ve envied the lives of scooter riders that live all around me. However, my cardiologist strongly advises me to live the remainder of my life off of mopeds and scooters, because of the strong anti-coagulant medication that helps me live a normal life.
Which “live in your strength” music would you choose for this post? I choose the strongest (or, at least, most popular) song from 1975, the first time in my life that I lived on a moped.
I now invite you to live in your strength by expressing any thoughts and feelings in a comment, below.
Live and strong thanks to Peter, to my cardiologist, to Terry S. at work (who owns the “Daily Bitch” calendar), to the Captain and Tennille, and to all those who live in their strength, here and now (including you, of course).