for strength

Forgive yourself. Forgive your friends. Forgive your family. Just, forgive. Life is too precious to hold onto negative energy for any longer than it’s needed.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
10 Traits of Mentally Strong People

1. They are able to stay calm, and maintain self-control.

2. They have clear boundaries between themselves and other people.

3. They respect their own and others’ boundaries.

4. They don’t become defensive, or feel completely crushed, when someone is critical of them or their work.

5. Where appropriate … they are able to take their fair share of the blame, and are quick to apologize when they are in the wrong.

6. They are flexible, and willing to adapt or change.

7. They know their limitations, and are happy to be helped.

8. They forgive themselves willingly – and then move on with life.

9. They don’t bear grudges, or play games with people’s feelings.

10. They are responsible, persistent, and are people of their word.

I don’t need to get revenge on anybody. What happened, happened. It’s over. It’s time for me to get back to my life and continue to improve as a person.
—  Affirmation of the day. 

As tired, drained, and as exhausted as you are;

You do make a difference.

No matter how many mistakes, mess ups, or failures that you’ve had;

You do make a difference.

The world would be lacking if you were not here. In every aspect. In every way. Why?

Because you do make a difference.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Moving on isn’t about forgetting them or not loving them anymore. It’s about admitting that although you may still love them, the relationship isn’t worth the pain, and you deserve better. And most important, it’s about learning to love yourself more than you love them. After this, you may stop loving them, and you may even forget them. But if you don’t, at least you won’t be sad anymore. Maybe just once in a while. You’ll be over them, because you’re in love with someone new — yourself.
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@i-am-strong-all-on-my-own

(Adapted from quote by @motivated-mindset )