As a naturally strong woman, I am constantly criticized for my strength and size, and to go even further, accused of not being natural at all.
The people you deem emotionally strong, comforting presences, are that way because they spend time within cultivating these parts of themselves. It takes a lot of work, and it’s not a group effort. It’s something that they must do for themselves.
You are stronger than you think. More capable than you know. Do you know this? But really, do you? That you have it in you to make a difference?
Ten, or maybe even five years ago, I would have reacted very differently. I would have been upset, angry, filled with indignity, and hurt. I might have gone to soothe myself by buying some baked goods and eating the whole lot of them. See, I was a chubby child, and my extended family made fun ...
When I say I love you, what I mean is, I can feel you feel you on the inside, pulsing through my blood not the idea of you, but you as you are