This is written for someone I dearly love who is questioning his strength at a very hard time in his life. I can’t be with you in person but I hope my words cushion you and comfort you as you always do for me!
A weightlifters strength is evident in the kilos they lift
Some come to it naturally and just lift what they select
Minimal practice, a natural ability that they can hone
Are they stronger than the lifter that returns again and
Again and again …to slowly improve their lifting?
Who is stronger – the man who is there through the good
but who eventually leaves when the going gets tougher?
Or the man who never sees the hard but just walks alongside
Supporting without being asked, loving the person within
No strength need be wrong, but there are just differences
Stop worrying that you are not strong enough
What you need is not just strength, but also …
Your patient nature, you compassionate worldview
Your being there at their side, be that easy or hard
Making decisions to help them, decisions that cost you
That is strength and you have that in spades
It is not measurable in weight or in duration
It is the very core of who you are as a person
You are the strongest person I have ever known
And I have never seen you life a single weight