Spreading Good News (Part 248 – Bend, But Don’t Break)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

EARN YOUR WAY INTO SOMEONE’S HEART.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

Bend, But Don’t Break

Author Unknown

One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees.  I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.

When I think about the bamboo tree’s ability to bounce back or return to its original position, the word “resilience” comes to mind.  When used in reference to a person, this word means the ability to readily recover from shock, depression, or any other situation that stretches the limits of a person’s emotions.

Have you ever felt like you were about to snap?  Have you ever felt like you were at your breaking point?  Thankfully, you have survived the experience to live to talk about it.

During the experience, you probably felt a mix of emotions that threatened your health. You felt emotionally drained, mentally exhausted, and you most likely endured unpleasant physical symptoms.

Life is a mixture of good times and bad times, happy moments and unhappy moments. The next time you are experiencing one of those bad times or unhappy moments that take you close to your breaking point, bend but don’t break.  Try your best not to let the situation get the best of you.

A measure of hope will take you through the unpleasant ordeal.  With hope for a better tomorrow or a better situation, things may not be as bad as they seem to be.  The unpleasant ordeal may be easier to deal with if the end result is worth having.

When the going gets tough, and you are near your breaking point, show resilience.  Like the bamboo tree—bend, but don’t break!

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~ Joyce Fields

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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