Even though one may be the risk-taking type, or the travelling type, or simply not good organizationally we all recognize a need for some kind of stability in our lives. We may be able to juggle ten things at once or be able to run a household on a nickel or be able to maintain our balance while under pressure, but we do so from a solid base, from stability of a kind different from the purely physical version. Stability involves not only ourselves and ability to keep a realistic perspective on things but also upon a solid base within our family, whether blood family or self-made family, and community. Only with the knowledge that there will always be someone there to ‘get your back’ can we venture off into unexplored territory or unexplored realms of new and challenging things. Stability is not only a fall-back position, though, it also is a cheering section and the place that constructive criticism comes from. With the knowledge that we have a solid base we have can summon the courage to attempt to conquer almost anything, but have succor if we happen to come up a little short. Isn’t coming at life from a strong base more encouraging than spinning your wheels alone and without a solid base to stand on?