The Hidden Strength Inside

Until we are tested we never know how we will cope with ‘the big stuff in life’. As we are all different in our outlook, one problem could be small to one but a life changing disaster for another. It’s only after we are through a ‘crisis’ that we realise that the world didn’t end and somehow we survived even though we were so sure we could not face the situation let alone cope with it and live to tell the tale.

I am sure we have all had these moments, I wonder, have you heard yourself say, ‘I don’t know how I coped, looking back it was dreadful, day after day…… I couldn’t do that again’. When this happens we should be so proud of ourselves that we found our hidden strength every day, to not give in but just to live through it.

I saw this saying the other day which resonates with me in the ups and downs of life.

‘Life is amazing and then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. In between the amazing and the awful its ordinary, mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living, heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing awful ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful’.

So when you have a low day, look in the mirror and see your inner strength inside, you never know the tiger may be purring just over your shoulder.

By |2017-01-13T13:48:21+00:00April 28th, 2016|5 Comments

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"Hi I’m Dena. I have worked in the same company for many years in a variety of roles and am now in a dual role of health and safety and assistant to the company secretary. I have been interested in holistic therapies for many years, and as I am qualified to practise in a few, it would be good to re-engage again with the calm and balance that they bring, and of course to increase my everyday Happyness! When I saw on Sally’s email asking for Happynesshubbers I thought what a good idea, but knowing me thought that I wouldn’t be able to commit to looking at all the emails for three weeks and finding time to go online and blog as I haven’t done it before. I know it only takes a few moments of the day, as I did dip in and out last time, and enjoyed the ones I looked at. My son is Paul, another Happynesshub Hero, and he asked me about becoming a Happynesshub Hero too – I surprised myself when I said yes! I’m excited to have the possibility of committing to start this exciting journey and make it part of my everyday life."


  1. TimD April 28, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I think this picture really does sum up everything you write about – just perfect!

  2. Karen April 29, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Dena – this is so true and so important to deal with life’s ups and downs. Love the photo

  3. TimF April 29, 2016 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Hi Dena. Thanks for this post – and the great picture. It’s so true. Life will always have it’s ups and downs for everyone. But it shouldn’t be about what life throws at us, it’s about our strength inside.

  4. Sallyann Keizer May 1, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I love the quote Dena – am going to remember that one! x

  5. Sallyann Keizer May 1, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    And the photo! x

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