Buoyancy is a great word. It has a scientific definition: The upward pressure exerted upon a floating body by a fluid, which is equal to the weight of the body. And it has a definition of character: irrepressible liveliness and good spirit; sprightliness, life. *
Inspired by the whales, I decided to test my own buoyancy in my last hours of our spring break vacation. And as I noticed how my inhales brought me to the surface, I started to think about what else holds me up in life.
What makes you feel lighter than life around you? Here is my start . . .
- a good night's sleep
- starting something that feels big
- succeeding at something that feels big
- support from someone who knows me well
- someone believing in me
- trusting myself
What else might you add? I'd love to know.
ps. I learned that a whale's heart weighs as much as about three adults. No wonder they float with ease!
* Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.