Sunday, September 11, 2022

September 11--Get Up!

Fall seven times and stand up eight.  --Japanese Proverb

    How interesting that this particular quote lands on the anniversary of a very dark day in U.S. (world) history. This quote speaks to resiliency, which Merriam-Webster defines as "the ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change." I am not sure about the "easily" part. We humans are resilient creatures, but it is not always easy. 
     Life surely can knock us around. Change is constant, and most of us eventually experience the big falls of life--death of a loved one, career/job changes, moving, illness/injury, relationships ending, on and on. Yet we keep on plugging away. There is something within us that is stronger than we generally believe, and we naturally tap into that with each "fall" to bring ourselves upright again. 
    Remembering the loss, focusing on our strength,

At the 9-11 Memorial, NYC

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