Weather The Storm

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JKLTip In real storms, no matter how tough things get, the alternative that comes from giving up, or splitting up is probably worse.

It’s never easy, by nature, but sometimes we have to weather the storm. The best chance to do it? Keep calm, stick together, and keep hope.

I’m willing to bet if you look closely at hockey playoff interviews, a large majority of them, pre game, or post game will have quotes like “we just couldn’t weather the storm” or “we just need to weather the storm”.
So what does it mean exactly? Well, here is the first definition in Google:

weather the storm. (idiomatic) To reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm.

I think there are two important qualifiers here, “very” – meaning this is no drizzle. Things are going to get hectic, there will be pain and we will question giving up. “too much” – meaning there will be harm, there will be a lot of harm, but it’s survivable.

Financially speaking you may be down to your last dollar, but you can bounce back, with a health diagnosis, it may be dire, but people have come back from the dead, in sports, it may just be 3-0 with 10 to go, but a comeback is in the cards.

There are two common denominators to all such stories that are important to point out. No matter how bad things get, never give up and always stick together.

While writing this, front of mind is thinking of friends and family facing floods this weekend in the same community that won the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup this year as a result of their resilience through a tornado this past fall. One thing that is amazing to know, is come hell, or high water these people will never give up and they’ll always stick together.


Mental Health, resilience

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