Stronger Than You Think

One of the best birthday gifts I’ve received was my 3-year-old’s BRAVERY.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I watched her tackle something she found DAUNTING yet THRILLING: the old-fashioned monkey bar dome.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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She loved a climbing challenge, but her eagerness dissipated three rungs high.​

At the height of the dome, she felt off-balance and out of control. She froze and dissolved into tears.⠀⠀⠀
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“I want snuggles, Mommy!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Any other time I would have readily picked her up and held her tight.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But that day I stayed at arm’s length.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“You are so brave and strong. You’ve got this. Just look where you need to put your hands next, and you’ll be okay.”⠀⠀⠀
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I knew she needed this moment to push through her resistance and fears and discover the potential I saw in her.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And she did it — 5 times over! (I had to bribe her away with our picnic lunch.)

​THIS IS THE COURAGE and STRENGTH I see and inspire in my readers and clients who are wrestling with life, the calling on their heart and their current capacity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And this is the compassion and firmness my clients experience from me when they come with their calling dreams, feeling confused, tired or powerless.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You are strong. You are courageous…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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…When it feels like your dream has been getting your leftovers for way too long but you keep up with the micro RHYTHMS.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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…When you persist through extended restrictions, juggling all the things and still take time to CARE for yourself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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…When your friends don’t UNDERSTAND the sacrifices you’re making for your dream, and you keep showing up anyway.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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…When there’s so much to accomplish yet you take time to REJUVENATE and recruit support.⠀

You are capable of more than you thought possible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When is a time when you were STRONGER than you first thought?

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I insure hope into God-dreams. I‘m a mom, purpose coach and author of Dare to Decide: Discovering Peace, Clarity and Courage at Life’s Crossroads.

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Emily Grabatin

I insure hope into God-dreams. I‘m a mom, purpose coach and author of Dare to Decide: Discovering Peace, Clarity and Courage at Life’s Crossroads.