Kind is strong is kind is strong is...

There’s a closeness to these brave notes we share. A tenderness I take very seriously.


*Deep breath.* 

Something's been bubbling in my heart: 

 

Kind is strong is kind is strong. 

 

I don’t know when it happened.

I can’t pinpoint the precise moment I ingested the lie that kind and strong are opposites. If I want to be kind I have to give up being strong, and if I want to be strong I need to commit to being less kind. 

 

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When did it become true that kindness = weakness?

 

Truthfully, I don’t know if I ever really believed this. But I sure did feel pressure to conform to it.

I felt it in the stories that surround us, in the assumptions that fill the air as we go about our lives.

 

“So and so is so strong.”  

“So and so is so kind.” 

Almost never, “So and so is strong and kind.”

 

Can you relate?

 

If so, I’d like to invite you to write a new story with me. 
 

A story that shares the truth of what real kindness and strength look like. 


Here are few examples of kindness

Choosing healthy boundaries

Clear communication

Taking time to rest 

Flexibility, perseverance, and resilience 

 

Here are few examples of strength

Choosing healthy boundaries

Clear communication

Taking time to rest 

Flexibility, perseverance, and resilience 
 

Kind is strong is kind is strong

 

It was never true,. Kindness and strength aren’t opposites. 

 

Kindness and strength go hand-in-hand

 

Kind is strong is kind is strong is kind is strong is....  

 

Share an example of how kindness and strength go together in your life below. I’m listening.