“Hunkering Down”

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?

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