The Strength of Ten

The Strength of Ten
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
—Lord Alfred Tennyson

My mother shared the last two lines with me when I was a teenager. I was going through some tough times as I was trying to straighten out my life. As I did so, I was struggling with the backlash I got from what turned out to be false friends. That quote really struck a chord and gave me strength when I greatly needed it. I've never forgotten that quote and have oft remembered it when I needed courage.

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