Positive Qualities – Tough & Therapeutic

Dear Folks,
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Author
A balance in seemingly opposite positive qualities is essential, but often easier said than done. In order to survive a difficult time a person may have focused on the hard qualities. In order to nurture a young one a person may have acquired the soft qualities. The combination of Tough yet tender, the desire to be heard but with a willingness to listen, possessing a light sense of humor with an understanding of when to be serious – these are Therapeutic.
Peace,
Jim
            TOUGH
Definitions: (1) strong but pliant; yielding to force without tearing or breaking; flexible; resilient; (2) capable of enduring hardship; sturdy; resistant; (3) strong; robust; hardy; durable; vigorous; (4) resolute; firm; tenacious
Balancing Qualities: gentle, reasonable
Symbol: the sword
            THERAPEUTIC
Definitions: (1) concerned with healing the body, mind, or spirit; (2) calming; relaxing
Derivation: Greek, “to treat,”  “to attend to”
Saying: Cura te ipsum (Latin): “Physician, heal thyself.” Luke 4:23

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