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What Does Resilience Mean to You?

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #64: resilience

There is a catch to this week’s challenge: I don’t want you to use the word itself, but to illustrate what resilience means to you.


Image by jhfl from Pixabay 


Persistence Pays Off

This weeks challenge is “Language”



French was not a favorite subject of Katie’s and she hated the homework that went with the class.

She’d bring home her homework and her mother would always insist on helping her with French as she was failing the class. Her mother would make her write out un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, and so on until she’d hit one hundred. Katie did this for a month hating her mother for making her do this.

Then there was practicing the language itself. Not only did Katie have to write out sentences, but she also had to memorize them and translate them into English.

At the end of the school year, Katie received an award in French for “Most Improved French Student”. Everything her mother made her do, paid off in the end with persistence.


© Susan Zutautas 2019






Deep in the Forest

This was written for V.J.’s Weekly Challenge.


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Image by SplitShire from Pixabay


In the forest, I’m engulfed by trees

Lush and green, with hints of pine aroma

Wildflowers carpeting the floor

Adding to the beauty of nature

Here is where I want to be

Away from the noise of the city


©Susan Zutautas 2019