Lessons From Veterans- Strong

Happy Veteran's Day this week! We are so thankful to all the men and women who have served in our armed forces. In honor of all the brave veterans this week, we want to highlight some great attributes they exhibit. Strong-

When I think about veteran's, one word that comes to mind is "strong". Knowing many of the challenges people in the military face, their strength is an attribute that can carry them through hardships.

Strong has many great definitions:

  • able to perform a specified action well and powerfully.
  • having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.
  • able to withstand great force or pressure.
  • possessing skills and qualities that create a likelihood of success.
  • (of a person's character) showing determination, self-control, and good judgment.
  • very intense.

We don't have to be in the military to be strong, but tapping into our inner strength even when we feel like giving up is a great lesson to follow of some of our veterans.

When you read some of these definitions above, do you notice that you may be stronger than you give yourself credit for?

Life throws us tons of unexpected challenges, without strength, we are likely to struggle and crumble through it.

What gives you strength? God? People believing in you? You believing in you?

Like veterans, there are no promises that things will be easy, so you must rely on strength to get you through.

Check in for more tomorrow!

Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri does virtual therapy for residents of Indiana and Florida using videoconferencing technology. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling and adolescent counseling.