Category Archives: Resilience

Another Forty Days, Day 35–Bloodied but Unbowed

It would not be one of my blog series if I didn’t include, in some form, the poem “Invictus,” written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley. Although I had known of the poem for many years (remembered in vague childhood … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 31–The Essence of Faith

Sometimes I feel a stillness in my center that lets me know that in this moment all is well and that all shall be well. This is the essence of faith, I suppose. No one has to lay hands on … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 17–Riding the Bull

A few years ago when I was struggling to regain my balance after having suffered a series of significant losses in my life, I came up with what was an appropriate metaphor for what I experienced on a regular basis. You … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 14–Learning from Loss

Six years ago on Saint Patrick’s Day, I got fired from my job. It was among the most difficult experiences in my life because of the manner in which it was done and the rationale (or lack thereof) behind it. The organization … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day Six–The Magic Hat

As a kid, I used to watch the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons on television. During a quick sketch between episodes Bullwinkle the moose who was dressed in a bow tie and tails, would say to his friend Rocky the flying … Continue reading

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Days of Waiting–Day Two: The Darkest Hour

“No hour of the darkness ever seems to be so long As the still, lonely hour, just before the dawn. Crying tears of loneliness, overcome by fear Searching the skies so desperately for the first light to appear I will … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 35–Doing As Expected

Some days I don’t want to get up in the morning. It is night time as I write this and I find that already I don’t want to get up in the morning and it isn’t even morning yet. Hmmmm. … Continue reading

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