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?