Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 25 November 2014

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.   [Elizabeth Edwards]

This interpretation might NOT BE the last word on resilience, but it suits me Right Now. I’ve spent some precious time fighting Change[s] and it’s really just worn me out more. Now I’m working on putting something else, something good even, together, Right Here Where I Am Right Now.

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.    [Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven]

I’ve always loved willow trees. I’ve admired their ability to bend and move with the wind. I love their built-in capacity for resilience that is based on nothing more complicated than how the willow tree is made.

Am I made like that?! Or am I more like the oak tree?! Strong against any wind. Firm and inflexible. Sturdy.

If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.  [Shane Koyczan]

There’s a resilient way of living Life. And on its own terms no less!!

It does not matter how strong your gravity is, we were always meant to fly.   [Sarah Kay]

I love you, Currie


Linda Gibbons said...

i love Love LOVE your giraffes!

Rita said...

HI! You'll have to check my blog to see why I have been away for like a month. I wasn't getting your blog post notifications. Sweet giraffe. Being adaptable and accommodating is a strength. Sometimes you need to be the oak and sometimes the willow. ;) Happy Thanksgiving! I hope I will be getting all my emails again now. :):)