Jan 30, 2010

Strength

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
****HA! I spelled "strength" wrong. Fixed now. Damn this club hand...lol****

I haven't been feeling very strong as of late. It's really easy, for me, to feel quite weak the past month or so. Since I injured my hand, I've had to ask for help with just about everything. Dirty has to wash my hair, help me put on my robe, get dressed, pretty much everything. Because of all of this, I haven't felt very strong at all.
As I was getting caught up on all my blogs, I saw all these "strength" pictures. Lindsay was hosting a Friday photo challenge. The first assignment was to take a picture of strength. I wanted to join in the fun, but I couldn't see anything that could be viewed as strong. I thought about taking a picture of my club hand, but that's not strong. I could take a picture of myself, but like I said, I haven't been acting very strong. Take a picture of Dirty? Yeah, but then he would've wanted to know what I was doing and going through the whole explanation would've been met with a blank stare. Then I woke up this morning and saw my new laptop..........
That means strength to me! It means I can work on my essays for school, ALONE! I can go into my room, be alone and work on my online class. This laptop, that I picked out all by myself and paid for with the money I'm earning for school, IS my strength. I may not feel very strong right now, but having this laptop means I can still do a few things of my own AND by myself.

This may not have been what Lindsay had in mind when she thought about this, but I don't think she'll mind ;o)

19 friends have commented:

Alana on January 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM said...

Oooh. Nice laptop!

Might I add that you very often give STRENGTH and comfort to others via blogging and your laptop. :)

Stacie on January 30, 2010 at 1:11 PM said...

Yes! I love my laptop, too!

I second what Alana said. You do give such strength and positivity to others through that laptop!

"alone again, naturally" said...

I think that is exactly what she was talking about and I think you are stronger than you think!

Kristin on January 30, 2010 at 5:54 PM said...

I agree with "alone again, naturally" , I think this is a perfect interpretation of the assignment!

AnnaMarie on January 30, 2010 at 7:41 PM said...

Heck yeah independence is strength! Happy writing and best wishes for a speedy recovery for your hand.

Sheliza on January 30, 2010 at 8:21 PM said...

Whoo hoo for new laptops :)

gbaugh on January 30, 2010 at 10:23 PM said...

Yes I have to get in on this, nice laptop! Your strength is in reaching out!
Gerardine

Wishing 4 One on January 31, 2010 at 2:32 AM said...

Oh now that is strong girl! You are strong for us all too you know. You always comment and support and you are strongger than you know my friend. xoxoxoxox

Dave on January 31, 2010 at 9:21 AM said...

Independance is such an important part of strength. I think you've captured the idea of strength just as Lindsay intended - it can come from within or without.

Happy laptopping!

Quiet Dreams on January 31, 2010 at 3:53 PM said...

I love this. I definitely think of you as a very strong person. I love the symbolism of your laptop. My computer actually symbolizes something for me, as well, as it is only mine, I have PRIVACY on it, and I bought it on my own. And it is my connection to such amazing people as you.

JamieD on January 31, 2010 at 7:02 PM said...

That is the point of the whole challenge - strength as YOU see it. I have loved looking at all the photos in the Friday photo challenge. I can see the strength in the photos through all of your eyes.

Chayce's Momma on February 1, 2010 at 8:07 AM said...

Everyone sees things in different ways!! You go girl!!!

kimbosue on February 1, 2010 at 8:27 AM said...

Yes, blogging + laptop = strength for us from you!

The Steadfast Warrior on February 1, 2010 at 12:30 PM said...

I think this is great! The idea was to take a picture of somehting YOU think embodies the theme. If this is what strength is to you, than it's not only a valid way to look at it, it's perfect! There's no right or wrong answer here.

Often we forget that there so many "tools" that allow us a lot of freedom. They give us the strength to do what we need to.

Marie on February 1, 2010 at 2:16 PM said...

I love the feeling of purchasing something on your own. My computer represents strength to me too because all my great friends..including you ;)

SassyCupcakes on February 2, 2010 at 12:55 AM said...

I love this post. And I love that you're so strong and independent.

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CanadianMama on February 2, 2010 at 6:55 AM said...

Okay, I just got caught up on all your posts - oh dear!

first of all BIG HUGS!!!! Holy Moly lady have you ever been put through the ringer lately! I'm so sorry. I'm also amazed at your attitude. You are strong!

Wishing I could do something for you. Lots o big hugs :)

Sunny on February 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM said...

You are a VERY strong person!! Sometimes being independent is strength... and sometimes knowing when you need help is strength. :)

Healing vibes!

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