What Keeps you Tethered in Life?


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Tether” by “The Daily Post.”

Do I have a tether/ keeping my life in place? Yes, I have several. What keeps me firmly in place in life and on a steady course is family, friends, Church community, and faith in God. Each one of these for me, work both by themselves and together to “keep me grounded” (Tethered) on Life’s uncertain and very unpredictable course, no matter what is thrown at me.

To have a tether or in my case, several is a must to get through life without “losing one’s mind” and “getting lost.” Both of these is often quite easy to do with all one has to deal with in his/her lifetime. I have no idea where I would be without my “tethers,” but I know it would not be a good place.

A “tether” by “keeping you grounded” throughout life’s hurdles is much like a guide or compass to direct you through unfamiliar territory; without which you can’t find your way? It does not matter what your “tethers” are, just that you have at least one to guide your through life and do so at a pace that you can keep up with.

Everyone needs something or someone to help them get through life (good and bad) that having a tether is a natural thing and in a lot of ways an automatic thing, that we sometimes are not even consciously aware that we have a tether/s.

So, do you have a tether/s in your life, and if so how does it/they work for you? Are you aware of your tether/s? Can you imagine a life without or is such like me, unthinkable? And lastly, what are your thoughts on this subject? I would love to hear from you.

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