Fear & Other Tough Stuff: bend, don't break

Bend, don’t break.

So easy to say.

So hard to do when all that feels possible is breaking.

Breaking down, not through. Breaking up, not out. Breaking apart.

Bend, don’t break.

Even though bending, bending, bending seems to take so much energy. While breaking seems easier somehow. Break and you’re done.

But the living part of life asks us to bend, requires us to bend.

The bending part of life is what makes us resilient.

The bending part of life is what makes us bounce back.

The bending part of life is what makes us adapt.

The bending part of life is what redefines human capacity. What turns the heart-rending, gut-wrenching of difficult times into the new and different of another day.

Bending with life, but not breaking.

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