True strength is knowing that you don't have to be strong every single second of the day
-Mandy Hale

Be strong. That's what they say. Don't let them know, we repeat. Be tough. We are strong and we are tough. It's not easy having to deal with your problems and still have to face daily complications each day. But you don't have to be strong all the time. You are allowed to break down and say you are not okay.

Feeling sad or angry is fine. You are not made of glass, but you are not made of steel either. This means that you are strong but that's doesn't mean you're not allowed to feel. Being strong is not about not letting your feelings show, or the tears slip. Being strong is when you accept that you don't have to be strong all the time. Crying isn't for the weak, it's for humans. We are humans, and it's good that we cry. It means we are not robots made of metal, we are human beings made of emotions and memories. Stop trying to hold the weight of the world in your shoulders, no one can. We know you're strong, we see it already.

I know that we see strong people all the time, especially through social media, but don't let it confuse you that they don't go through tough days themselves. We all feel sad, weak, or angry. That means we all feel human. Letting your emotions show, positive or negative, makes you so powerful already. You are letting people see a big part of you and you are not afraid, even if you are, that is admiring. Let them see you hurt, and let them see you recover. Let them see you are human.