After we recover from shock of that thud to our solar-plexus caused by these hard words – relationships cratering, failing health, failing grades, jobs vanishing, businesses collapsing – we absorb them.
Most aren’t fatal.
There is a morning after, a day after and life after these events of pain, pain, and pain. Again and again. How much can people handle, how much can we cope with? Of course we know people cope with horrors of war and disease – and if it doesn’t kill them, it makes them stronger. I know that’s a cliché but I also know there is so much truth in it. It crosses my path every day.
We are limitless*.
Always have been.
Daily headlines about renewable resources miss reporting our most important renewable resources. It isn’t wind and sun, tidal, run-of-river or falling water. It’s you. It’s me. Our neighbours and so many strangers we don’t know – yet we do know them. Mothers, fathers, children. Albertans, Canadians, Americans. Citizens of this spectacular planet. All of us have power to renew, do-over, do-again or just do for our first time.
I’ve come to wonder if people are made of rubber.
So many of them bounce back.
Higher, better and beyond expectations.
*I interviewed an extraordinary young woman yesterday – Kate McKenzie for next week’s issue of FACILITYCalgary; check out her TEDxtalk
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -14C(wind chill -21)/7F, cold and dark – daylight in shorter supply every day (though I would walk later in daylight); short walk, not because of the cold but my back is sore (I think I over-did my ‘getting back into it’ at the gym the other day) but otherwise extremely well rested. I suppose it is unrealistic to expect all body parts of function perfectly every day …
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