Forty-four years ago, on December 9th, 1972, a song written and sung by Helen Reddy called I Am Woman hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100.
She sang, “Oh yes I am wise, but it’s wisdom born of pain. Yes, I’ve paid the price, but look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman.”
A pretty powerful anthem that we should all be singing in our heads.
We are strong enough to make it through. We have to remember that there will be pain, setbacks, falls and failures. But your strength increases as you walk through those moments.
As Ernest Hemingway once said, “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
So repeat those lyrics as you go through your day. Remember you are as invincible as any super hero. You are stronger than you know. And if you have to you can do anything.
I love, love that song. This was the year my first daughter was born and she would live by the motto of this song, all her life, still is. Thank you for posting this. Best, Joss.
Thank you Joss!