Thrive Newsletter - Issue #27 - The Resilient Edition
I hope this finds you in good health and off to a great start to your weekend.
If you need an online hug, here you go:
First, place one of your hands firmly on the opposite shoulder.
Next, place the other hand firmly on its opposite shoulder simultaneously.
You’re welcome. :) This week’s topic is a good one. I hope you find it encouraging.
This week I am meditating on resilience. The more I think about what that means, how resilience is fortified, the challenges to resilience, people who help or work against my resilience, and tools for maintaining or reclaiming resilience, I have accepted one truth…
I am one resilient badass! I say that humbly, with all the humbles, of course. Lol.
I am meditating on resilience because it is my editor's writing assignment. So there is a much larger and more personal project that I am working on. But as I have pondered all this, it’s been a profoundly encouraging exercise. So I thought it would be good to mention it today because, given the overarching and sometimes tough topics presented here on Thrive, you must also be incredibly resilient.
It’s not like I am sharing celebrity gossip, cute puppy videos, and dad jokes.
I also know at this time of year, many people struggle with various issues that challenge their resilience in different ways. So I think about them and intentionally send positive vibes and prayers to bolster their resilience. And I am also reaching out to those who come to mind. I believe that being intentional in reaching out to others, as appropriate to the relationship, with empathy is life-giving. It helps fortify us both to face future challenges and struggles with more understanding and support.
We weather storms better knowing who we truly are and having a good supportive community.
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“On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.”― Gregory S. Williams
“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven
Since coming out, many online communities I have interacted with and become a part of have been incredibly resilient people. Even when a storm threatens to knock us down, we get back up and keep to our purpose and journey.
You are a source of strength and resilience for me. I am very grateful.
Thank you for reading,