What is resilience? It’s the ability to bounce back after an adverse event. Like a rubber band snaps back to its real shape after being stretched to the limit.
We have resilience. Some of us have more, some of us have less. At times we have lots of it, at other times, we have a little bit.
Sometimes we may be seriously resilience challenged and sometimes we may be blessed with lots of it.
Of course, no matter what happens in our lives, what matters is how we react to it. Easy to say. Sometimes we may feel we don’t have any control over our reaction to an event, that the event is so awful that all we can do is break down. But… but we always have control over how we react. Maybe not the initial reaction, but certainly the ensuing reaction, after we think about what has happened and how it affects us. At that point we can decide how to react and push ourselves towards resilience, towards getting over it, towards being strong and tall.