Who is the pillar of strength in your life

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Everybody has that one special person in their life that gives them strength. Who is in yours? Who holds your hand when you are down? Who do you call first whenever their is a good or bad news? Who you can share your every thought with?

Basically, I want to know your agony aunt:p Is it a friend, family member, teacher or spouse? Please share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Burke
    My grandmother was! We called her BaBa. She was born in Russia came over in the 20s and died at 98 still believing that men never landed on the moon. She was a very prayerful woman with rock hard beliefs in practicing her religion. Laughed at everything and ate everything on her plate. Simple is good!
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Mortimer
    Hey Jayden,

    Great question. Sorry to give the most obvious answer - God!

    You know how everyone lets you down sooner or later? Your best friend.
    Someone you have trusted for years. Your siblings. Even your parents.
    I have the most fantastic parents, but you know what, they cannot match
    God's consistency.

    Hope I am allowed to quote the Bible, because it says:
    "...he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5)"
    That is absolutely true. That's my experience...

    "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
    to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)"

    That is just a tiny sample...

    What a friend! What a promise! What security!

    Your friend,

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    • Profile picture of the author oneempowered
      Originally Posted by RevRPM View Post

      Great question. Sorry to give the most obvious answer - God!
      I have to echo this. God is my strength.

      Here's how a 13 year old put it:
      A friend is someone who's willing to share
      The folding hand that's dealt your way;
      Someone who shows they really care
      With each elapsing day.

      A friend, when you're feeling down and low,
      Will help you cope with your battles and win;
      A friend will surely help you to know
      That you're only going through a bend.

      There are many bends in this road of life
      In which, Christians seemingly get caught;
      But a friend will help to pull out the knife
      And heal the wounds that the world has wrought.

      It's hard to find a friend so true
      Who would make such a sacrifice;
      That's why I'm glad I've found a friend in You
      My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
      ~D. Young at age 13

      "We can't let fear hold us back. Everything we really want is just on the other side of fear."
      ~Farrah Gray (self-made millionaire at 14)

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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    I think that I don't have one. I'm just emotionally strong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teresa Coppes
    My husband is my rock. Whether a good day or a bad day he is my biggest supporter. Although sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming when I go to get my teeth cleaned and all the dental assistants want to talk about what I do. Kind of makes it hard to have a conversation when people have their hands in my mouth! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    My mother is my rock. He's so loving and dear. When ever I'm in a challenging situation, she's always there to guide me. She's my best friend. We can talk to each other for hours and never get tired of each other. When we're together, it seems as though we haven't seen each other in years. I call her my beautiful angel. And that... she is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    It was my mother & father when they were alive..... mostly mom.

    There wisdom has never left...... thank God


    " As we think......so we are"


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  • Profile picture of the author Sybiz
    I'd say I'm my own pillar of strength. Mainly because I don't like to rely on others for that in case they're no longer there. At least I know I always have myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author maccc
    my pillars of success are my parentsa ,they have helped in each and every way in every path of my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monique Abrams
    Sybiz and Johnny Depth, I'm right there with you.

    I cherish my time with my friends and family and often use them for support or vice versa. When it comes down to it, I am my own motivator and/or demon. People now and then can waver my thoughts or direction, but no-one picks me up from the ground but myself.

    I could be singing to a different tune if I were married, but for now that's my song and I'm sticking to it!

    Thanks Jayden, good thoughts
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      I also have God as my rock. I pray a lot to Him for strength. I also love my family deeply and I would do anything for them.

      My two cents.

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  • Profile picture of the author maximus242
    I am the pillar of strength in my life.

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    • Profile picture of the author oboi2121
      Hello Omari Taylor here,

      My pillar of strenght in my life is first GOD and then my mother. Her life story is unbelievable. Being a single parent with to boys and still accomplishing what she has is amazing. She has always been there for me and I love her.

      Omari Taylor

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    • Profile picture of the author davesharp

      Without any shadow of a doubt, my lover, soul mate, best friend and wife of over 40 years, Jane. We've been up, we've been down and we have ridden the rapids and are still riding them today.

      She is a writer, poet,musician and artist and most of all she helped me believe in myself many years ago when self confidence was hard to find.

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  • Profile picture of the author lenlach
    I found it interesting that no one mentioned their pastor, priest or even Jesus or any of the other prophets. How about a teacher or a best friend?
    For me, my friend Jeanette is a person I can share my innermost feelings to without being judged, What a great feeling
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  • Profile picture of the author rouse9
    Hi Everyone,
    I would have to say that my pillar of strength is me and so far I have no had regrets.

    If you are not a pillar of strength and companion to yourself first, then you cannot successfully find those qualities in any one else, because you would not truly know what they really mean.

    To my mind, being your own best friend and getting to know who you are, are the greatest gifts anyone can give to themselves.....people you come in contact with......and the creator.

    Here is where they would find true strength and happiness which can be taught to others so that they in turn can become strong and happy themselves.

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  • Profile picture of the author BeverleeG
    There are those that I can always turn to (family, a close friend), but I have learned to be open to those who show up just when I need them - whether I realize it at the time or not. That may be a word of advise, a helping hand from a stranger, or even just a smile across a distance...

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  • Profile picture of the author sornak
    I would have to say that person for me would be Jim Rohn. He has a certain business as well as personal philosophy that resonates to everyone from every walk of life. When I find myself questioning if I am doing the right thing I just listen to one of his CD's or read a couple of chapters from one of his books, and it helps me to remember just how important I am to this world also.
    Thanks and make it a great day.
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  • Profile picture of the author MRomeo09
    I'd have to say my past successes. Whenever I feel bad, I think of the past successes I've had. Speaking in front of groups of 600, acing a final exam, getting a girls phone number, etc. Ultimately I can't depend on anyone else, I have to get that strength from within. It's the only thing that will last as long as I'm alive.

    We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up ... discovering we have the strength to stare it down. - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality. If you have all these doubts, then no one will believe in you and everything will go wrong. If you think the opposite, the opposite will happen. It’s that simple.-Curtis Jackson- 50 Cent
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Might sound arrogant, but I am my own pillar. No one has the dedication I do to my own dreams and when I feel weak I simply think about the fact that anything worth having is worth working hard for.
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    • Profile picture of the author makepurple
      even after of hard broken life, as long as my family is there iam still complete.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joschu
    Yes, I do have this special person in my life!
    He is the greatest man I can imagine. He is trustworthy to the bones, he is truthful, loving and caring.
    He is always there when I need him. All I have to do is come before him and ask him for his assistance and help.
    He never ever will let me down!
    Who is it?
    His name is JESUS!!!

    God bless you,

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  • Profile picture of the author dowa16
    Definitely my grandmother! She always inspires me to be my best!

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  • Profile picture of the author jbirdmanjr
    Jesus is the Pillar, the Rock and the Chief Cornerstone

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  • Profile picture of the author MelodyInFlorida
    My Mom...I watched her struggle my whole life....close down, broken heart and defeated, but still fought hard to make us all better people and prayed for everyone. She fought a Breast Cancer that was brutal (IBC) and didn't once give up or succum to meds. She believed she was where God wanted her to be and refused to let man sway her. God Bless her...she was a strong lady! She died a very honorable death. He win was in heaven! R.I.P. LaVena Torres!
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Definitely the Lord Almighty, enough said. And also my beautiful fiancee, she always brings out the best in me. As long as I have her, I know I can always push through..
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  • Profile picture of the author Lover Perfumuri
    My Ex-Boss is pillar of Strength for me...

    When ever I need motivation I used to remember the way he does things. The way he handles hundreds of people daily... It really motivates me and help me regain to the energy level where I can stand to the difficult situations.

    Thanks Zahidjee......
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  • Profile picture of the author steven20
    I use to call a good friend, and even went to a counsellor but if it is meant to be it is up to me. Get clear and listen to your gut feeling.
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