1 (a):  to spring back on or as if on collision or impact with another body; (b):  to recover from setback or frustration
2: reecho
3:  to gain possession of a rebound in basketball



Rebound (n.): 1520s, in reference to a ball, from rebound (v.).  Sense in basketball from 1920 (from 1917 in ice hockey).  Meaning “period of reaction or renewed activity after disturbance” is from 1570s.

Rebound (v.): late 14th century, “to spring, leap,” also “return to afflict” (early 15th century), from Old French rebondir “leap back, resound; repulse, push back,” from re– “back” + bonder “leap, bound.”  Sense of “to spring back from force of impact” is recorded from late 14th century.  Sports use probably first in tennis; basketball sense is attested in 1914.



"It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time." 

Lord Byron (1788-1824, born George Gordon Noel Byron, one of the most flamboyant, notorious, and popular of the major Romantic poets)

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"Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor."

Jane Pauley (b. 1950, television journalist, host of "CBS Sunday Morning," co-anchor of NBC's "Today" and also started "Real Life with Jane Pauley," which later became "Dateline")

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"My first marriage was totally unsuitable and shouldn't have happened. It was a whirlwind, rebound thing. I was 23 or 24 - a baby." 

Carol Vorderman (b. 1960, Welsh personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show "Countdown" for 26 years from 1982 until 2008)

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"But this country is a great country and will always rebound."

Jack Scalia (b. 1950, Emmy-award winning television actor)

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“It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.”

Lord Byron


Real-life contests are the Olympian soul-games that provoke and provide the ammunition to experience who and what we are and the components of our individual characters.  The Game’s Arena provide us with expanded view of our souls’ openings to rebound to another level of being and consciousness.

It’s hard sometimes to imagine that this is possible.  But, it’s true. We are capable of evolving and creating beyond our wildest dreams.  That is, if we believe and work to transcend our perceived limitations, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually.

Our challenges are Universal gifts, not curses, that is if we work diligently to change our thinking.  Setbacks are opportunities to become better masters of The Game, so that we can rewire and transform.

Sojourners, let’s continue to build evolving and self-loving routines that support our souls’ advancements.

Happy Love Day, sisters and brothers! 🙂

Faithfully Yours, Tonya



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