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When Were You at Your Weakest?

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When Were You at Your Strongest?

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How Are You Feeling Now?

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  • Age: 53, Location: Connecticut

    When were you at your weakest:
    Now, I'm still grieving over Michael as much as I did initially. I have also just found out that I will not have an income come January. I'm searching hard for a job - but nothing.

    When were you at your strongest:
    When I was in a job that I loved and able to help others. I took great pleasure in helping others. It wasn't a lot but it was what I could afford to do and it made me feel good.

    How are you feeling now:
    I'm almost always crying (as I am now). Just wondering where I went wrong that I should have done differently. Most importantly, hoping for a second chance.


  • Age: 46, Location: Sydney, Australia

    When were you at your weakest:
    A couple of times. When I miscarried my first baby in December 1995 and in 1998 when my eldest son was burnt with a cup of tea - my cup of tea, he was 15 months old. Since 1995 I have suffered with bouts of depression & feelings of death being my only way of escaping my darkest hours. I am also married to a control freak who has put me down, frequently & made me feel like a waste of space.

    When were you at your strongest:
    Before I got married. Being single & carefree with a large group of friends. I felt nothing could hold me back, the world was there for me to explore.

    How are you feeling now:
    Tired, I am tired of being made to feel useless & unloved by my husband, I'm his 2nd wife & have always felt like I was his 2nd choice. My kids keep me going, I look at their (2) faces & I know they need me. I love my kids & they love me too, they keep me strong.


  • Age: 16, Location: India

    When were you at your weakest:
    i am always at my weakest and most vulnerable when i feel like people can easily take advantage of me. when people can break my heart and not care. when i have to be strong when i most want to bread down and cry or punch the person that pissed me off

    When were you at your strongest:
    i was at my strongest when i could look back and see that i have my family and friends for guidance. when i knew that they didn't expect anything from me... i was just enough

    How are you feeling now:
    i feel confused. but better, realising that i've once been worse


  • Age: 45, Location: Spain

    When were you at your weakest:
    When I was at my weakest. I used to be very sensitive, sometimes I cried I felt a sadness inside.

    When were you at your strongest:
    When I was at my strongest: I felt really happy and glad I felt good inside and really healthy. I like to share my happiness with my friends, family.

    How are you feeling now:
    I am feeling happy and glad. I like a lot Christmas for me the best holidays ever. I feel really generous, I like to help others.


  • Age: 60, Location: Miami, Florida, USA.

    When were you at your weakest:
    When I, even being a professional, was unemployed. Being mother of 3 and grand mother of 2, was alone. Had once my own house, and was homeless...

    When were you at your strongest:
    When, 20 years ago, I left my stablished life and decided to run after my dreams while I still had the stamina. Never felt so energized !!

    How are you feeling now:
    In transition, between the"" post fallen bitterness"" and the ""golden distance"" the 60s puts between you and your passions...


  • Age: 32, Location: North Carolina

    When were you at your weakest:
    I was at my weakest in 2002. I was 24 years old and very much in love with a man that I knew in my heart was not treating me like the valuable woman I was. When I became pregnant, I was overjoyed. He was not. A few months later, I became homeless and lived in a shelter. Even though, I was still excited and overjoyed at the thought of the life I carried. I had forgotten everything but the gift God was giving me. One morning, when I was about 5 months along, I was awakened by an increasing pressure. Soon after, my water broke. I was rushed to the hospital, where I lay for a week alone and scared. I called the father and he refused to come to see me, which was amazing after having dated him for 3 years. I was far away from family and friends and terrified. Finally, I was told there was nothing left for me to do and I had to deliver my baby. My son was delivered, but he had already passed from infection. I was alone, heartbroken, and depressed. I spent many nights unable to sleep afterward and seriously considering suicide.

    When were you at your strongest:
    I was at my strongest just a few months after my tragedy. I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and started again. I found a new confidence in myself and knew that I had been through the absolute worst that life could throw at me.

    How are you feeling now:
    I'm beaten and worn. And some days I feel like giving up. But my faith in God keeps me standing.


  • Age: 34, Location: New Zealand

    When were you at your weakest:
    In 2007/2008, I had alot of things happening in my life, all very stressful things. The biggest one of all was my scare (or I like to call an early brush with cancer). It took me right down to nothing, getting diagnosis was nearly impossible. Doctors didn't want to hear what I had to say, neither need many family, friends and in the end my own employer. I ended the 2007 year at the lowest point, my job was gone, family wouldn't return calls and I finally had a referral to a specialist. Early in 2008 they removed what was the very beginning of bowel cancer. I remember just sitting in the bath when I had returned from hospital and just crying. I quite literally cried my heart out. After the operation I spent alot of time wondering why me? And began making time for the things I enjoy, and not always trying to please others. I spent alot of time listening to my favourite music again, especially Michael Jackson. I would have loved to been able to tell him what strength I gained from hearing his voice, his sound, his masterpieces. He was, and still is the best healter I have ever known.

    When were you at your strongest:
    It's kinda hard to pinpoint one time when I was at my strongest. I don't think people really know what that time was. I think I started to gain my strength back again mid 2008, I guess I had to. I had ongoing health issues (I still do), but I had a new job and something to prove. I proved (to myself and others) that I was good at my job, that I was good enough for admission into a professional body, and that I was good enough to be me.

    How are you feeling now:
    Now, I am gaining strength. I am learning to stand strong and belong someplace - even if at times it is just a place for one. I am learning, abit slowly, that I need to love myself for who I am, and what I like or love is fine, no matter what others say. I have put in place a support ""net"" for myself, - even if it is just putting on a Michael Jackson CD at the end of the day. The negative comments I get about that is quite incredible, - I always think if he could have strength to get through the day, then so can I. I feel like I am on the right side of the ledger, so to speak.


  • Age: 44, Location: Iowa

    When were you at your weakest:
    When I realized my family members would not believe that the two men who drugged, beat, and raped me were sheriff's deputies. Because of this, I realized I was alone in my recovery and my fight for justice.

    When were you at your strongest:
    When I was able to recognize other's ignorance in encouraging me to ""get on with my life"". Being assaulted is not something you get over. Instead it becomes a part of you. Choosing to use that experience as a driving force in my life gave me direction and inner peace.

    How are you feeling now:
    I may be physically weaker because I have multiple sclerosis but I am the strongest woman you will ever meet.


  • Age: 25, Location: South Africa

    When were you at your weakest:
    In my mid-teenage years between 16 and 20

    When were you at your strongest:
    Now, where I have worked through most of it in my head and God had put a specific calling in my life which is still being confirmed by a lot of people.

    How are you feeling now:
    At my strongest


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