It takes strength to wake up in the morning determined against all the odds to have a made up mind that says, “I WILL WIN”! There are many days that I wake up and I don’t even feel like moving, because it seems as though my world is crashing around me. There are days that I start off great and somewhere through the course of the day, it feels as though the strength tank was depleted without my knowledge.
There are days that I feel as though people want me to be their strength and mine simultaneously but, I just don’t have it to give. There are days that I want to retreat to the corner of the darkest room and sit there without words to anyone.
I often ask myself why people don’t think it’s ok for me to have a day where I need to tap into the strength of someone else. I wonder why people think I will always have that encouraging word, the solution for the problem or that hug to keep them moving. I ask, where my hug and encouraging word is when I need it? One day freedom came when a dear friend said, “Rosie, it’s ok to not always be the strong one.” From that day forward, I stopped draining myself completely trying to be the strength everyone else needed.
It takes a great deal of courage to recognize when you have nothing to give. I encourage each of you to pay more attention to you and reach out for help when you don’t have the strength to get out of the bed and make it a great one. Reaching and asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness, but that of GREAT strength and courage. I encourage you to embrace help from others. I used to hear someone say, “borrow my story, until you get your own”…I say to you, tap into the strength of a trustworthy source until your strength is replenished again.
This week and month I challenge you to be more aware of when you’re strength tank is running low and you need help. It’s ok to ask for help!
I’m Rose Kehinde, founder of Rose Colored Lenses. My mission and goal is to create a platform that allows us to help each other on this journey called life. As you read from me, you will see my heart and in turn I hope to see yours as well. This journey called life requires us all to work together.