Even though Thanksgiving is behind us, I wanted to share the below post with you.
“A Lesson in Resilience” discusses developing a positive attitude to change and obstacles using the pilgrims as an example.
Life is made out of good moments and not so good moments. Of course if it was up to us there would be no bad moments. But it isn’t. And so the next best thing we can do for ourselves is to create and live an attitude that will help us navigate the ups and downs.
I believe the first step to embracing life in all its colors, is by limiting our judgment on the situation at hand. It is easy when something bad happens to feel victimized or as if we are the only ones that go through pain and suffering. Once we are able to do that, next comes taking the stigma out of “bad” and looking for the growth and the wisdom the situation brings. Third would be dealing with whatever is happening in a calm and objective way. It really isn’t personal – it is life. Next is never losing sight that life is always in flux. Whatever is happening good or bad will give birth to a new way of being.
Lastly, it is the ups and downs that force us to see things from different perspective. Difficult situations create resilience and depth of character.
Bad situations don’t have the power in themselves to destroy us. However we deal with the ups and downs is up to us.
Please read on.
By Rita Schiano
A Lesson in Resilience
On a brisk September day in 1620, 102 passengers and a crew of roughly 30 left England embarking on a grueling 66-day journey marked by disease and death. According to history, the Pilgrims undertook the voyage to escape religious persecution in England. The Mayflower, originally destined for the mouth of the Hudson River at the northern edge of England’s Virginia colony, went off course and settled in Cape Cod Bay. All surviving passengers moved ashore and colonized at Plymouth…Continued