Bend Or Break? Building Resilience Through Flexibility

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We had some pretty nasty wind last week that left thousands without electricity. Our household was one of them – for three days. The source of most of the outages? Trees falling onto the power lines. We are privileged to have outstanding linemen who work tirelessly to restore power once it’s lost, and for that, I’m extremely thankful!

We have a lot of extremely tall trees all around us, and as I sat watching them Saturday, I was amazed at just how much they wave and bend when those 50-mile-per-hour winds hit them. As they were dancing, I started thinking about their flexibility and how, because they were flexible, they weren’t breaking. Because they were able to “go with the flow” of the wind, they were able to weather the storm unscathed. They were resilient.

 Resilience

 “1. they power or ability to return to the original form, position…

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