Falling Apart

Part of taking care of ourselves means
we give ourselves permission
to "fall apart"  when we need to. 
We do not need to be
perpetual towers of strength.
We ARE strong.
We have proven that.
Our strength will continue
if we allow ourselves the courage
to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable
when we need to experience
those feelings.
Today, dear heavenly Father,
Help me to know  that is it okay
to allow myself to be human. 
Help me not to feel guilty
or punish myself when
I need to  "fall apart."
The Road to success is not straight.
There is a Curve called Failure,
a Loop called Confusion,
Speed bumps called Friends,
Red lights called Enemies,
and Caution lights called Family.
You will have flats called Jobs.
But, if you have a Spare called Determination,
an Engine called Perseverance,
Insurance called Faith, a Driver called Jesus,
you will make it to a place called Success.

I asked for Strength...
God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom...
God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity...
God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage...
God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love...
God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors...
God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted...
I received everything I needed!

Author Unknown
May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation
with optimism and courage.

May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent on another's
judgements of your accomplishments.
"His Strength is Perfect"
performed by Kathy Troccoli