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Practical Resilience November 1, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Joke.

Our hearts, like eggs, are fragile.

However, even when broken open, infinite possibilities await.

We can collapse into a pool of tears, become hard-boiled (or scrambled) by the ways of the world, or emerge sunny-side up.


Aah . . . that’s better!



1. valleygrail - November 1, 2014

Still laughing at poor Pete! Thanks for a wonderful start to my day.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

My pleasure! It’s great to start Saturday / every day with smiles and laughter.

2. reocochran - November 1, 2014

There is a whole circle of ties that bind our hearts… outlook helps when challenges come our way! I like the first line and title, both so true! Sometimes, I just think of the settlers and those who came before me, stops me from complaining! Smiles!

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

No matter what happens to us in life . . . we’ll NEVER make it out alive. So we might as well LIVE!

3. Jill Weatherholt - November 1, 2014

Oh, poor little Pete! That’s hilarious, Nancy! That’s the great thing about our attitude, we have complete control.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

Yes! Our thoughts determine our reality, becoming self fulfilling prophecies ~> it makes sense NOT to leave them on “auto pilot.”

This cartoon demonstrates why you should never count your chickens until they are HATCHed!

4. granny1947 - November 1, 2014

Definitely sunny side up. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

It’s a happier place/space to inhabit. 😎

5. In the Stillness of Willow Hill - November 1, 2014

Hah! You made me laugh. I have 9 chickens, so I always appreciate good farm humor.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

Yay! Glad you enjoyed.

6. ericjbaker - November 1, 2014

I confess: My patience for emotionally fragile people is rather limited. People who have endured real hardship tend to be the stronger ones.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

My patience for people is limited too. πŸ˜›

7. thecontentedcrafter - November 1, 2014

Ha! Oh no, not Pete!! Great start to my Sunday morning – and I like the sunny-side up concept too.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

There you are . . . already sunny side up on Sunday morning while we’re still lumbering through Saturday.

8. Barb - November 1, 2014

Thanks for the chuckle Nancy, I like that one!
No matter what the situation, there is always a way if we stay positive. Sunny side up is always best.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

Glad it helped you “crack” a smile, Barb! We’ve been having a sunny-side up Saturday.

9. jannatwrites - November 1, 2014

That picture ‘cracks’ me up! When it comes to life, I prefer sunny side up… but eggs, I like scrambled with cheese (cheese makes everything better…)

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

I don’t eat eggs often . . . if I do, they must be avec fromage!

10. Crowing Crone - November 1, 2014

awwww, that picture is just egg………..uh heart breaking.

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

Aww . . . that’s because you’re a good egg, Joss.

11. Val Boyko - November 1, 2014

Eggactly the best way to embrace the weekend. Humor and pathos πŸ™‚
…. Feeling some eegspirations coming on?
Val x

nrhatch - November 1, 2014

I’m picking up good vibrations . . . she’s giving me eggcitations!

12. Behind the Story - November 1, 2014

Sunny side up. It’s good to have these images tucked away for when our fragile hearts or those of people we know start to crack.

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

Unlike poor Pete (who’s egg goner), broken hearts mend ~ time heals our wounds. And laughter is the best medicine.

Behind the Story - November 2, 2014

Yes. More good folk wisdom to have in store.

13. Grannymar - November 2, 2014

Sink or swim? I choose the latter and try to do so with a smile on my face. My pain, is mine alone, and not for inflicting on others. Anyway, when I am smiling, folk wonder what I have been up to! I like to keep them guessing.

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

Agreed! When we share our pain with everyone we meet, we expand its reach ~ like the Ebola virus.

Better to contain the “toxicity” rather than spreading it around.

14. ashokbhatia - November 2, 2014

Unfortunately, it is the consumer of Pete who would enjoy the bliss of his landing sunny side up. Many of us do live such self-less service oriented lives!

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

You’ve got a point. When we wander around “sunny side up,” others benefit from our positive vibes.

ashokbhatia - November 2, 2014

There is lot of good in it, any way!

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

I’m often tuned into the vibes others are emitting ~ when the flow is positive, it is better to be around them.

15. Rajagopal - November 2, 2014

great wisdom around the broken egg , nancy…

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

Glad you enjoyed. Hope it didn’t come across as half-baked . . . or soft-boiled. :mrgreen:

16. NancyTex - November 2, 2014

I’m feeling a wee bit scrambled this week from my first week on the new job – and out of town, to boot. I started feeling a bit hard boiled when I learned my 10:00 pm flight from Charlotte to Toronto was cancelled and that I wouldn’t make it home until Saturday. But at the end of the day, both me and my checked baggage arrived home by 1pm, safe and sound. That’s cause to be sunny side up, right? πŸ™‚

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

I’ve been wondering how your first week on the new job unfolded. Glad you landed sunny side up!

17. livelytwist - November 2, 2014

Well if I was little chick, I’d be scared for Pete! πŸ™‚
Seriously, change can be scary but a caterpillar becomes a butterfly in time.

nrhatch - November 2, 2014

Pete’s days were numbered ~> he never transformed from egg to chick. Of course, he never knew what hit him . . . or what he was missing. πŸ˜›

18. Eric Tonningsen - November 3, 2014

Somewhat related…

β€œThe key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.” ~ Arnold Glasgow

nrhatch - November 3, 2014

And never put all your eggs in one basket. πŸ˜›

19. Three Well Beings - November 4, 2014

That picture and caption is just great, Nancy! Broken open = infinite possibilities. I really like that! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - November 4, 2014

Some people announce, “my heart is broken,” as if they’ve reached the end of the line. Nope, all aboard! The journey continues.

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