First of all, I want to congratulate us all for our survival skills in making it to another day. Yay!! Celebrating survival helps us survive, I believe.
Second of all, did you know that this is a survival bracelet?
Even though I wear that bracelet for survival (it’s my Medic Alert bracelet)
.. I did not know it was called a survival bracelet until yesterday. Here is my ex-brother-in-law Joe (who is also a very talented artist) …
… telling me about survival bracelets and how they are woven strands of extremely strong paracord that can be very handy in case of an emergency.
Because this daily blog couldn’t survive without helpful information from people like Joe and online websites, here’s a quote about survival bracelets from wikiversity.org:
The cord itself is made up of 7 inner strands which each contain three inner strands of their own, which gives you a fair amount of cord to work with. Cutting out the inside cord and attaching it to the outer cord using a square knot will often yield hundreds of feet worth of cord, which can be used for fishing, sewing, building shelters, among other things.
I told Joe and my ex-sister-in-law Deborah yesterday morning that I doubted my ability to survive using a survival bracelet in an emergency because I would have trouble cutting the cord, so to speak. Actually, it’s amazing I’ve survived this long considering my struggles opening all sorts of modern packaging, including those annoying and deceptive envelopes that say “tear along perforation” which I could not tear by myself even if my life depended on it.
I was wearing my survival bracelet yesterday as I captured all these images of survival. Which image says “survival” to you?
Obviously, I survived Twitter, these amazing bagels …
… and the drive home from Connecticut to write today’s blog, and Harley the cat survived without me for two days. Also, my husband Michael survived his deck-stripping and staining experience.
Thanks to Michael, our deck should be surviving beautifully for many years.
Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings about survival in a comment, below.
Daily gratitude is an effective survival skill, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!