Thursday, March 11, 2010

True Grit

 True grit:  firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck

To have true grit, an individual must display these characteristics in difficult times  We are all tested: some by health, some by circumstance and some by our own doing.  The challenge is to call upon our grit when necessary, reaching down deep to impact the obstacles in our way. We can cede our ground to the obstacles, find a path around them or bulldoze right over them.  Whatever works is okay as long we effect change with a determination tempered by integrity.

Sometimes, life can throw a curve ball that doesn't seem fair, but then life doesn't always play fair does it?  We can't control the curve balls, but we can control our response to them.  We can handle them with a heavy bat, or with a reasoned mind and intellect, but with absolute certainty we will all be tested.


  1. And through the testing become stronger and grittier. Loved the photo.

  2. Great post! There is a line from a poem called Hamlet, I believe, by Pasternak. My mother likes to quote it:

    "To live life to the end is not a childish thing."

    Grit it is.......and grace, too.

  3. We women are a pretty gritty bunch. Thanks for the feedback.