The Power of Resilience

A word that I never gave much thought to, until recently, is the word “resilient.”  The more I looked into the word, the more I wanted it as one of the words to describe myself.

To be resilient means 1. Bouncing back; rebounding; 2. returning to the original form after being bent, compressed, or stretched; 3. recovering steadily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.

When we go through challenging times, it is not so much that we are not affected by the events but that we can cope with adversity and use the challenges that face us to forge strength, prosperity, joy, and wholeness in our lives.

When we are resilient, we can endure the hardships without breaking, take any action needed, and solve problems as they arise.

Resilience is a powerful trait to have because life will, from time to time, present us with adversity.  It’s hard to be human and not have challenges, but it is what we do with what we are given, that determines the true character of someone.

May we all grow in our resilience during these times and emerge with stronger souls, so we will always be able to bounce back from whatever life gives us.

Quote of the Week

“I can be changed by what happens to me.  But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

Maya Angelou

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