Becoming Stronger

My 7YO daughter Natalie enjoys singing and I always look for songs that at least have some meaningful lyrics so that as she memorizes the lyrics I can also share with her some “life lessons”.  Not easy being a Dad huh! 😎

Her recent favourite is a song by Kelly Clarkson, titled “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

I think the song is great, and nice rhythm apart, the chorus part is motivating and inspiring.  The chorus,

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller”

“What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger

is a very important reminder for everyone of us

Funny that this is a song about breaking up, but the 7YO knows nothing about that, so I am making use of every opportunity I can to teach her that if you have setback or faced with failure, you can become stronger.

She looked at me blankly, “Really?”

“Yes, be a winner, not a whiner!”

I believe I have said enough time to her that now every time she faces with “challenges” she says “Practice Makes Perfect”; and sometimes she shows me I-know-what-you-are-going-to-say expression and utters “keep practicing”, at least I got that into her head ha!

I would like to end this post with 2 great quotes:

“The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

Because what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”
Winston Churchill

 

Enjoy the song:

 

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
by Kelly Clarkson

You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in colour
And do the things I want

You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, cause you’re dead wrong

[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

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone]

You heard that I was starting over with someone new
They told you I was moving on over you

You didn’t think that I’d come back
I’d come back swinging
You tried to break me, but you see

[Chorus]

Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I’m not the broken hearted
Thanks to you I’m finally thinking bout me
You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning
In the end…

[Chorus]

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