To kick off the new year, I chose my 2012 word - STRONGER. In keeping with the theme, I decided that my January "Monday Melody" songs and "Word Filled Wednesday" posts will have something to do with "stronger".
My current favorite song to turn up really loud in my car and/or dance around like an idiot to in my house is Kelly Clarkson's "What Doesn't Kill You". It is about a break up, but it has a great beat and I love the chorus:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone
At the risk of completely over-thinking a Kelly Clarkson song, let me explain what this means in my life. It reminds me that in God's strength, I am stronger than I ever thought. It reminds me that as I lose physical weight, I am also working through and losing emotional weight. It reminds me that allowing God to fight my battles makes me a stronger fighter. It reminds me that instead of thinking "Poor me, I'm a lonely widow", I need to remember to think "I am blessed. I had the chance to be married to someone AWESOME and I am STRONGER because of it."