This is my prayer to thee, my lord—strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.
There are times when life knocks you down and you feel too weak to get up. I have come to realize that these are the times when you actually grow as a person; when you discover your true self. Good times teach you nothing much. Difficult ones make you leave your comfort zone and help you discover your hidden strength.
Feel blessed that the universe chose to test your limits. Feel strong and empowered. Know thyself and embrace what life offers you. You are worthy of the experience and you are capable enough to handle it. Trust me when it is over you will be thankful.