The Power of Resilience

Last night I went on to the Iowa Caucus.  

I got out of the car, slipped, and fell on the ice.  

My husband, Jeff helped me up and I was in shock, sobbing – not quite sure what happened.  Perhaps a slight concussion...but I got up and walked off the lot, which I could now see was covered in a thin layer of black ice.

We proceeded to walk a few blocks to get to the university where the caucus was to be held.  

I stood in line for a couple of hours with him, going through the process.  I was feeling okay...  

But the soreness set in when I got home, and I felt like I had been hit by a truck.  No real visible damage, but the fog was starting to lift.  After a bit, I went to bed, and slept very well.

The word resilience came to me this morning when I woke.

Definition:  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.  (Merriam-Webster)

It is AMAZING how resilient our bodies are and how this morning, except for a slight scrape on my arm and some soreness in my hip, I feel great.  

I'm going to use this resilience in my mind as well today – pushing through any fear that might show up in my work and in my thoughts.  

To choose resilience and move forward with my plans – supporting myself with self-care along the way, everyday.  To recover and adjust when life throws me a curve ball.

What will you recover from today?