Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

I have been asked to partake in a 3 Day quote challenge by rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me in this challenge. Thank you very much, and please be sure to circle back to my nominator’s blog to find more quotes.

The rules are simple and short:

Thank your nominator and link back to their blog

Write three quotes total, one for each day

Nominate three fellow bloggers each day, nine total

I’ve been thinking what to put today for a quote that has special meaning to me and it hasn’t been easy. I have the perfect a quote and one that has personally helped me through hard times but that one I want to save for the Grand Finale.

So thinking about today’s quote has taken me some time I had one in mind but it just didn’t feel right for me but that’s when I found it the one that I have a deep personal connection to so here it is:

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“Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.” – Steven Aichison

 

This quote, when I found it pretty much describes how I feel most of the time. Since I was young, I have always been the one that is there for everyone, for a long time I believed that I had to be the strong one for everyone else and I have done this pretty much all my life. It all stems from my granddad. Now I loved him, he was the one that was always there for everyone no matter what happened, he was a comfort to anyone who needed it and an unstoppable force when someone hurt those he loved.

When he died I found myself taking on this role for my mum and rest of my family, but it didn’t stop there I have applied this to almost everyone in my life and for anyone I care about there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do.

But all this comes at a cost, who is there for me? Because I have to be the strongest one, I have to be the one others rely on. I can’t turn to anyone because I don’t want to burden them with my problems because I know what they are going through. So I deal with it in silence.

I smile through the pain, even if it’s killing me.

I cry behind closed doors so no one will know.

And I fight. God how I fight every day to keep going and no one knows about the battle raging inside of me.

But now I have someone else to fight for, My daughter waiting for her is the one that’s keeping me going.

Ok so that may all have gotten a little away from me in what I was trying to say but at the end of the day this quote is very powerful, and it should make everyone think. “Do I know someone like that? Are they in pain? What can I do to help them?”

Believe me, all that’s needed for these people is a kind word and the occasional hug. It keeps us going.

My nominations for today are:

uniqueharmoney.wordpress.com

thelonelyauthorblog.wordpress.com

graceandgoodmen.com

Look forward to seeing what you come up with

7 responses to “Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

  1. Wow, you continue to blow me away and I am nothing short but amazed of you. You have taken this challenge, you ran with it, you delivered and then some. I relate so much with you and all the time we put into our selection because we need it to be special, go pour our hearts out and then some. And you have definitely done this way beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
    I love this quote, it says so much and evokes all kinds of feelings. And on top of it, it is another life experience we share as I had to be always the strong one as well after I lost my Dad at the age of ten. I learned to be strong, to put myself last and always help others. It’s staring at times and at times I felt like I just didn’t want to be strong anymore and do my crying alone in the shower to muffle the noise.
    I feel your pain and while I can’t physically hug you I’m sending a big virtual one your way. I think you may have carried the pain around with you for a long time, unable to release some, other then crying behind doors. I also think that it might has been helpful to express some on here, through writing and perhaps you found some release there (hopefully). And by the way, nothing got away from you as you took me to visualize what an amazing man he was, into what big shoes you stepped into and what a great job you are doing. He would be proud of you to carry on his legacy and ones again you have touched our hearts through your words. And just so you know, you are never alone and you have wonderful reasons to fight the good fight. Hugs ❤️😉

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    • With every comment you leave, you make more and more speachless. I honestly never thought that anything i said would ever have any impact on anyone let alone to the degree that you have been hit. It humbles me to think that i could have such an effect on you.
      Thank you is simply not a strong enough word to say to what you have writen but sadly it is all that i have so thank you.
      The pressure is on for my last quote but its also the first one that i thought of when you named me in this challenge. I cant wait to see what you think of it. Hugs

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      • I can’t wait either and you are more than welcome. I also think that our life experiences can leave us more aware to feel if that is what we choose. We can become more compassionate and connect more with others and yes your words speak in volumes to me. Thank you for that and no that you have done it… You have made a difference for me, 😉

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        • The fact that I have made a difference to your life, to me, is unbelievable. It also gives me a warm feeling around my heart. everything you have said to me means a lot to me and i always look forward to reading your comments and your posts.
          Thank you for everything.

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          • It is all you who did it and the achievement is all yours. I’m just here to make sure you know and to celebrate with you. The credit belongs to you and all I have done is taken the time to recognize your talent and connect with a heart that has seen similar pain has mine. You are nothing short of special. You may see yourself as an ordinary person but even simple humble people can be extraordinary. And that you are my friend. Honored to be in your circle. ..

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