1. The strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage 

Who do you think of, when you see the word fortitude?

I think of Queen Elizabeth II. 

At 93 years, she rallied on Sunday evening to offer her country comfort with a calm message of strength and compassion:

It takes fortitude to face life, these days. But we've got this. We can do it. 

The same is true of serious writing. It takes fortitude to meet the empty page, day and day again. The easy thing is always to say that you can't. You don't have time, or feel too tired, or that you've got writer's block. 

There is an old saying about this: 

Sit in your chair. Don't move until you've written something. 

Anything worth doing is difficult. But you'll be glad that you did it.

"Patience and fortitude conquer all things."      
 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I hope in the years to come, everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge."
-Queen Elizabeth II

"We will meet again." -Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth


  1. I admit it, I cried as my husband and I watched her address. She is a formidable lady and always there for her people - a fabulous illustration of your chosen word.
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    1. I teared up, too, Tasha! I bet a lot of people did. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Fortitude is an admirable quality to possess. Practice at surviving extreme hardship builds fortitude.


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