Endurance – #JusJoJan 2023

Welcome to day nine of Just Jot It January for 2023. Today’s word is endurance.

Endurance is an unusual word. My mental definition does not match the dictionary definition. Do I have a skewed perspective? I always thought of it as showing strength, you know, a positive. But check out this definition. Is it all about hardship and adversity?


1: the ability to withstand hardship or adversity especially the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity

2: the act or an instance of enduring or suffering

endurance of many hardships

Now that I think about it, I get it. I may have the endurance to get through the hardship but it is perseverance that keeps me going.

I cannot help but recall this great scene by Chief Dan George in  ‘The Outlaw Josie Wales’. Are you familiar with the movie?

Endeavor to Persevere.

Written as part of Linda Hill’s JusJoJan.

Prompt word today (endurance) submitted by Destiny from Destiny’s Designs.