It’s not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent – but the most responsive to change.

~ Charles Darwin
(British naturalist, explorer, and author, 1809-1882)

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Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.

~ Michael McGriffy, M.D.
(American physician)

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As the tree bends in the storm or the reed is soaked and bent to weave a basket, so may I too be flexible in all that I encounter today. Because I am rooted and grounded in your Divine care, I am able to withstand whatever blows my way. I may sway and I may bend, but I will not be broken or uprooted. Amen.

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The ability to be flexible is necessary in life. Yet, most of us don’t want to be flexible or find it easy to be flexible. When is it easy for you to be flexible? When is it difficult? What insight about yourself do you gain by being aware of how flexible or inflexible you are?

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.