A dear friend gave me a huge compliment the other day. I was once more run down and stuck in a negativ thought-pattern that had been triggered earlier that day. I was insecure – BIG time. Afraid? Oh yes, scared to get hurt – again.
She said: “C, you’re one of the most resilient people I know. No matter what happens to you, you always bounce back.”
I pondered her words for a moment. Resilient. It’s such a great, proud, strong word. Instantly my mood lifted. “yeah” I thought to myself, “she’s right. I deserve that. I DO bounce back”.
I’ve been bent, compressed and stretched. But I’ve been hell-bent on getting up on my feet again.
I’ve been stretched to an inch of my sanity, but instead of loosing it, I’ve made my thinking ways more flexible, trying to see if perhaps another point of view might provide a moment of clarity.
Life happens. To all of us. It’s how we deal with it, that makes the difference.
“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”
– Albert Einstein –