Strength is not about who fights back or who ends up winning. Rather, strength is best described by the person who keeps moving forward despite everything that life throws at her. A really strong person rarely complains about the miseries of her life and does not stop trying to find ways to improve her situation. Real strength is shown by the one who cries today but wipes her tears and begins again tomorrow. To a friend whom I thought I knew but still surprises me with the strength of her will, the goodness of her heart and the brilliance of her mind – I salute you. May you continue to inspire all those who know your truth and let me deal with the dumb people who don’t appreciate you.