The Strength of a Man
Date: 12/21/99
From: VeilYrSelf@aol.com



The strength of a man isn't seen in the width of his shoulders.
It is seen in the width of his arms that encircle you.

The strength of a man isn't in the deep tone of his voice.
It is in the gentle words he whispers.

The strength of a man isn't how many buddies he has.
It is how good a buddy he is with his kids.

The strength of a man isn't in how respected he is at work.
It is in how respected he is at home.

The strength of a man isn't in how hard he hits.
It is in how tender he touches.

The strength of a man isn't in the hair on his chest.
It is in his Heart that lies within his chest.

The strength of a man isn't in the weight he can lift.
It is in the burdens he can understand and overcome.

The strength of a man isn't in the volume of his voice
it is in the wisdom of his words and the softness of his tone.

The strength of a man isn't in his controlling ways of others
it is in the way he controls himself.