Coping Isn’t a Bad Word

2014-07-28 10.50.47 (1)
Main Entry: 3cope
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): coped; cop·ing
Etymology: Middle English copen, coupen, from Anglo-French couper to strike, cut, from cop, colp blow, from Late Latin colpus,alteration of Latin colaphus, from Greek kolaphos buffet
Date: 14th century

intransitive verb 1 obsolete : strike, fight  2 a : to maintain a contest or combat usually on even terms or with success —used with with   b : to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties —often used with with <learning to cope with the demands of her schedule>  3 archaic : meet, encounter


Coping.  It’s a good word.  It means you’re trying. You haven’t given up. That counts!

You know, most of us have something in life we have to cope with, something that is testing us, confronting us. Problems and difficulties are just a sign of life.  Some days are easier than others. Some days are so much harder than we think we can bear! But, we don’t have win every battle to win the war.

We just have to stay in the fight. And, there’s something about that imagery that really works for me.

Blessings, Dear Friends!
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