Writer's Quote Wednesday

Your Strength – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge.


You never know much strength you have, until you have put yourself to the task.  Jacqueline

Your strength lies often in your brain
and not just in the brawn,
your strength lies often in your wisdom
and not just in the intellect,
your strength lies often in your diligence
and not just in an attempt,
your strength lies in your tolerance
and never in bigotry;
your strength lies with others
and never just on your own.

I would describe myself as a self-driven and purpose minded person, but sometimes I fall short of my own expectations and possibly the expectation of others as well.

However, I’ve learnt with time that when I partner with others, like my family, colleagues, and friends like you, I achieve far more than I even imagined.

Starting my blog was delayed for years because I felt that I didn’t have enough of what it takes to maintain a blog, but here I am today, plugging away everyday without looking back.

Now I don’t even have enough time in the day to attend to my writing needs due to all other responsibilities that have my name written on them. Nevertheless, I take a moment at a time and apply my best and continue the act of balancing the rest.

I enjoy the prompts for WQWWC. They give me the opportunity to reflect and possibly make my own quote around the topic at hand. You can always join in.


Strength – WQWWC

P.S. Our monthly Meet and Greet/Blog Party comes up this weekend Sat 27th/Sun 28th August. Hope to see you there.

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23 thoughts on “Your Strength – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge.

  1. I found my inner strength when both my parents died in the mid-1990s. First Dad in 1995. Then Mom in 1998. My Aunts then did their best to help me but many things I learned to do on my own. At that point it was just me and my brother Stephen. In my case that’s when what you’re truly made of comes out when there is no one else to call on. In this past decade my lot has not been an easy one as aging comes with it’s own set of trials, troubles & disabilities but I knew I had to step up to the challenge as my brother Stephen depends totally on me. Despite many hardships I Love my brother dearly and willingly sacrifice my needs to put his first because I’m all that he has. Every decision I make affects him. Until programs and services for caregivers get better and the laws in America change I along with many with developmentally disabled siblings stand alone.

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    1. I used to work with people with developmental disabilities, and I know at least some of the challenges you face. I worked with my state waiver program, a Medicaid program, and as much as it helped, the burden ultimately landed on families. (I don’t know if your state has a waiver program, if so, have you explored that option?) Yes, the laws and funding need to changes, as does the attitude of so many. God bless you.

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      1. Many Thanks Belinda, My brother Stephen does not live with me. He resides in a Group for Adults with Autism but in terms of full-time working siblings it can be difficult to take time off work to spend time with Stephen. I think that jobs should be more understanding. More open to granting workers days off when said worker has a sibling with a disability. I yearn for more freedom and flexibility to attend progress meetings and spending more family time with Stephen. God Bless you also.

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      1. Jacqueline & Belinda,

        Let’s hope America improves in that respect. In the meantime employers still have the right and the power to force you to choose between your disabled Loved one and having a job. Not a good choice. Do I keep the job so I can have a roof over my head and eat or do I continue to take days off to care for my brother. A difficult choice and dilemma. Most resources in the USA are geared towards parents. Siblings are completely forgotten. We are not even written into the Laws that would give us rights to care for our disabled siblings. For me the struggle will go on for a long time. Still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  2. Sometimes when you fall of your expectations, you need to re-evaluate those expectations. If you did your best and still “failed,” maybe the expectation was too high to start with. I believe in challenging myself, but not setting myself up for continued failure.

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  3. Great thoughts about strength, Jacqueline. I think we all have it, just don’t know it is there until we have to summon the courage to use it. Your poetry says that perfectly! ❤

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  4. When I was young I wised for a home, family, a simple life, like those I saw around me. After my second high school reunion I recognized some of my classmates, especially the affluent who seemed to have their lives prepared for them, also seemed to lack strong constitutions: divorced because of boredom, alimony or careers laid out for them “in Daddy’s organizations,” some whose sole contribution to society was fashion sense. Some boasted about superficial things, homes in the better neighborhoods, clothes, handbags, shoes that were nice, but hardly foundational. At first I felt like a horrible failure. Over the next years I realized the elements that felt like they would crush me, my hardships actually made me strong, sharp, and independent. I pray I never stop forgiving, learning overall balance and never stop working to be a better human.


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