I have learnt that I am not a crumblier, I face my issues head on ( with mini break downs) and I deal as best that I can, learning to cope day by day until I have succeeded or accepted whatever the precipitating event that triggered my inner fortitude to rise. It is true that old saying that we do not know how we will act or our own inner strength until it is tested.
We often think we would act certain ways if we are tested but really until we walk that path we do not know what our reactions will be. The good thing about having fortitude is that once it is tested and you see how you react in situations you have the ability to work on strengthening your inner self if needed or having the comfort of knowing how you will face issues in the future.
It is normal for us to walk on our daily path and not think too much about our own emotional strength but I for one am thankful that I have gone through many tests and have risen stronger and with my faith intact. So I am very happy that I can think about my fortitude as my coat of armor that wraps around me in times of extreme stress and like a knight of old I stand forth and battle my way back into my norm.
Today I am counting my blessings and am full of gratitude to fortitude.
Have a great day and remember " I am the flame that lights my heart and guides my mind "