Her volleyball coach asked each girl to list five things they bring to the team. As we talked about it this morning on the way to school, I told CJ to include resilience on her list of attributes.
For a 13-year-old, CJ has an amazing ability to shake things off. The team loses a volleyball match? Okay. She keeps her head in the game (pardon the cliche) and refuses to give up, give in, or to stop believing they can win the next match.
There have been times when I’ve looked to my daughter to help me adjust my attitude when we’ve had a rough day. Yep. I’m the mom and she’s the daughter — but she’s the one with a strong core of resilience.
Sometimes life shatters like a plate. You stand there in the midst of all the shards of glass and you don’t dare move because your feet are bare. How do you begin to clean up all the broken pieces of what was once whole? How do begin to make sense of it all … or even begin to believe that there could be beauty in all the fragments?
Some people, like my daughter, have an inbred ability to bounce back when life pushes them down. I’ve learned to lean into the strength of others … the prayers of others … and discovered how to bend but not break with adversity.
In Your Words: When life shatters, what helps you bend without breaking? Is resiliency second nature for you or more of a learned response?
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