How’s your rubber band?

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I don’t know about you, but I need a dose of resilience right now.  I may not need it next week, or the week after, but I need it now.  I have a certain degree of the stuff, but I think some of it seeped out of my being.  As you’ll see in the very well-written article attached above, resilience means to jump back.

Rubber Bands
(Photo credit: Larry Rosenstein)

Taken a bit further in its definition, resilience is the ability to bounce and not break when difficulties weigh you down.  Being elastic; that sounds like a worthwhile goal.  Until you start feeling the inability to bounce back, you may not even realize that some of the stretch has gone out of your rubber band.

I also need a bit more courage: courage to do all that I need to do, want to do, and plan to do while I’m still able.  Courage comes from the Latin word, heart; to have rock-like inner strength.  Sometimes we go through life thinking that our courage is completely intact until we discover that it’s been compromised due to some event – or string of events – that have come our way.  Do you think that perhaps the only way to know if we’re fully stocked with the stuff is to undergo this sort of testing process?