Monday, May 28, 2012

Sticking with a Good Thing

 The word for today is resilience. According to Merriam-Webster

Definition of RESILIENCE

1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
2: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change 
I see it as "weebles wobble, but they don't fall down" attitude.  You roll with what comes along.  The ability to adjust does not exclude the determination or desire to resist, change or contain that which must be recovered from, it acknowledges merely that on the other side of the change you are still you.  You have recovered the blow that might have smashed or confounded another individual.  The "easily" part is where you show your stuff.  How do you work on this adjustment, what tools do you engage in working through the change, what new skills do you develop.  Easily to me implies a positive attitude.  I just do what I have to do to keep on keeping on, no matter HOW difficult the change may be.  I do this because the power driving me is intent on survival and doing the things that are important to me, to my family, to my community, to my country, to my belief system.
A big change can shake me to the core.  My ability to bounce back is that anchor, that weight to right me, and keep me centered.  It is the power of survival.  It is why I stick with a good thing.  My belief in the good of the world, my belief in the good within people.  My efforts to keep the world a place where good is expected, encouraged, and fostered.
I expect good from other people and I pray I always show them the good in me.