13 things mentally strong people don’t do

“Recognizing and replacing the unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that may be sabotaging your best efforts is the key to building mental strength.”

‘My grade school bully died today. I want more people to be like him. I wonder if he knew how much his apology meant to me.’: Man befriends childhood bully, ‘it’s never too late to say sorry’

“For many years, if his name was mentioned, I didn’t have a kind word to say. Then, one day, I received a friend request from him on Facebook. Life after school had not been kind to him. He offered an honest, heartfelt apology. To this day, he is the only one to ever say, ‘I’m sorry.’ I made a new friend out of an old enemy.”

‘He was born without an esophagus, and couldn’t eat. To be honest, we were scared of hurting him.’ Couple’s adoption of 2-year-old with special needs they ‘never doubted’ was ‘their son’

“I forwarded his profile to my husband. Maybe he’d give a firm ‘no’ and we could move on with our lives. But that night at dinner, he DIDN’T give a firm no. In fact, neither of us could come up with a reason why we SHOULDN’T. We didn’t have any medical records. We were scared. But I couldn’t get this little boy off my mind.”

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