The word tough has a variety of definitions that are not in the dictionary. Often in the movies, on Facebook and even TV shows you see characters portrayed as a tough man or woman. They are usually fighters both physically and verbally. As children we learn how to stand on our own and basically toughen up. Other kids are bullies, mean, and often harm us out of fear or jealousy. If a child is smarter than the other students, he or she will be picked on. As we mature, we simply learn how to cope. When we lose a loved one, we also face difficulties in handling the situation and sadly it makes us resilient. This is true for all of us all through life. Today I saw an article about King Charles. He has a nickname for Meghan Markle. It is tungsten which means tough and unbending. It is an interesting name. I think that the royal family will continue to have it’s fair share of difficulties with no one yielding to anything akin to a reasonably normal family. I am sure that is not what Elizabeth and Phillip ever wanted. The new book by Harry and Meghan is expected to open a floodgate of issues. I hope they will be tough enough to withstand it. In the Good Gus series everyone had to be tough to face life during that period. Times were not easy but by working together it always had a positive outcome. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Misplaced Trust” is a book you need to read to better understand the importance of protecting your assets for your heirs.  It is available by emailing me at maecharles2008@gmail.com.  Upon receipt of payment of $3.97 you will immediately receive directions to download your copy. Hard copies are available by emailing me at the address above. It is also available on Kindle.