We Will Survive - Beautifully
Jennifer Webb, Magic Communications
What does it take to become a survivor? How can we cope more effectively right now and create a legacy? What can we learn from past survivors that will help us adapt?
Gloria Gaynor sang a song years ago that became an anthem for women everywhere, called I Will Survive. It’s catchy and makes you feel strong and empowered and capable of doing anything. And in the song, you realize your strength comes after you overcome your fears and challenges. It comes after you’ve been through a lot. Her first words of the song are…
"At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along…"
And the message of course is that she’s learned, she’s become tough and resilient and she will survive. Male or female the meaning is the same, we go through tremendous challenges that sadden us and frighten us and create losses in our lives, and we come out more resilient and capable as we realize our abilities to create new alternatives and cope.