Resilience, What is it anyway?
Many of us kind of know what it means, sort of but not exactly. We see it in others. Ruffus demonstrated it while looking for a home, Jim Mullan showed it when learning to walk after a spinal cord injury. The stories that will be posted on this blog are all of people of have developed great resilience in the face of adversity, we celebrate their courage, patience and determination.
Here from Wisdom Commons is a definition that really resonates for me.
“Resilience is the ability to work with adversity in such a way that one comes through it unharmed or even better for the experience. Resilience means facing life’s difficulties with courage and patience, refusing to give up. It is the quality of character that allows a person or group of people to rebound from misfortune’s, hardships and traumas”.
As, I continue on my journey from a near fatal accident, the death of our son, I find great comfort in this quote as I find the courage, determination and patience to live a life filled with love and joy along side of the adversity that comes my way! It is my sincere hope that it offers comfort and inspiration to you as well.