“None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but all of us are responsible for the way we act when they do happen” – source unknown.  A fall can be silly or embarrassing, as in a pratfall.  Falls can be devastating, even deadly.  I’ve had my share of graceful(?) descents walking on icy pavement.  Had no idea I could do the splits while not spilling a drop of hot chocolate!  Then there was the header down the oak stairs as a teenager resulting in ironic (or appropriate?) blood from my chin onto my red and white candy striper uniform.  Still have the scar where the stitches were.  Falls happen.  I believe the most important part of a tumble (physical or psychological) is how I rise.  My rise can be embarrassing, devastating, or graceful.  I may carry a physical or emotional scar from the fall.  But I rise!

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