"What makes some people come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong, and brave, go under? It happens in every upheaval. Some people survive; others don't. What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those that go under? I only know that survivors used to call that quality 'gumption.' So I wrote about people who had gumption and people who didn't.”
Emma sent this to me last weekend and wondered if I had read it before.
It was written by Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind)
I probably should have made you guess that. :o)
I am fascinated by this very idea as I have told you before.
I think it was Susan who thought maybe it was part of our make up, our DNA,
something we are born with.
I'll call it the gumption gene.
I think you're pretty lucky if you get it.
Encourage one another,