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You Have More Power than You Think

Posted on December 4, 2014 in Fun by Sandra Bienkowski

The most difficult thing is when you know exactly how to help someone you love, but it’s as if that person can’t hear you. Not really.

She wants my advice. She listens to my words. She even agrees with the things I say.

And then nothing changes.

She is in pain. I know she is strong enough to get unstuck, but she has to find her voice again. Depression feeds inaction.

I feel like she’s on the other side of a thick wall of glass that I keep throwing my body against. How do I break through?

And then I stumbled upon this quote: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

I can’t make her change or fix her life. I can remind her that she has power and give her hope. I can tell her over and over that she has the power to change (everything), until the day she can hear me.