Is it just ME, or are you, too blessed to know – or to have known – women with what can only be described as astounding resilience?
I’d hazard to guess that anyone who knows but a handful of women knows at least one resilient one; I think it’s part of the gender description!
Resilience isn’t always easy, though I dare say, becoming more and more necessary all the time.
Life tests women, it challenges women, it sometimes dares women. In that challenge is the need to be able to get over the “stuff” that slowly wears us down and to survive the moments that hit as if a ton of bricks: fast and hard.
“No-one gets out alive”, my Dad used to say. It’s all the in between events, experiences, disappointments and heartaches that being present in truly living, not just being alive, from which we learn our biggest lessons and form muscle and personal constitution to keep going.
Again, not always easy!
On the scorecard of life, you will not be measured by how many times you fell, but by the times you got up.
On the scorecard of life, you will not be measured by how many times you failed, but by the number of times you tried.
That, dear sisters, is what it means to be resilient. I like that work; I feel it’s as pretty a word as its meaning is strong. It’s a shiny word and it’s a smart word: it’s the perfect word to describe a true woman of leadership in today’s world.
So, IS it just me, or do you, too applaud all the resilient women you are blessed to know, to know about, to have shared time and space with or to have learned from?
Get up just one more time than you fall down!