This past weekend, the entire East Coast hunkered down for Irene.
Seriously, I have not ever heard the phrase “hunkering down” more than I had in the past three days. It’s literal definition is to take shelter in a defensive position, which makes sense for a hurricane. Fortunately, for the most of us, Hurricane Irene wasn’t much of a hurricane. Hunkering down simply meant a day inside, not too bad.
But I think that many of us hunker down in life. We take shelter in a defensive position against a storm that doesn’t exist, or isn’t really as bad as we think it would be. We prepare for the worst, without considering the best. Yes, comparing a hurricane and life is an imperfect analogy. But I think you get the point. Where are you hunkered down in life? Is it for a good reason?