Before I started gathering stories for RESILIENT PEOPLE, I assumed that resilience meant only one thing.
I think most people generally view it as overcoming depression, going from feelings of sadness to happiness.
From the people that I am lucky enough to interview for my website, I have come to learn that resilience can be found in different professions, mindsets and even in nature.
For example, operating a business takes the ability to keep moving forward. There are many setbacks including the ups and downs of the economy, staffing, losing contracts, balancing home and life, as well as aging that can all take their toll.
The success of the business ultimately lies on their shoulders of the proprietor. It can be a struggle to keep a business afloat and certainly to have longevity.
Similarly you see the same resilience in the way that flowers and tree buds burst through the ice and snow to show the first signs of spring.
This is my favourite time of year. Not just because winter is my least favourite season, but its the sight of freshness and colour amidst the grey and gloom that gives me happiness. Look to the crocus - those tiny little buds are so powerful!
In sports the physical and mental training, losses and injuries that a team or individual athletes experience during a season is mind blowing.
I wrote about this in one of my previous blogs on the Philadelphia Eagles 2018 Super Bowl championship and the repeated references to resilience that their coach made following the game.
Resilient people are found in social justice, too. Anyone who is brave enough to stand-up for what they believe in, despite the adversity that is against them.
Anti-gun demonstrators like March For Our Lives and campaigns like the Equal Rights Amendment, #metoo and #blacklivesmatter.
Or most recently a national movement that started from Colin Kaepernick taking a knee at an NFL game in response to police brutality.
Examples of resilience can be found in so many ways and people around us. Keep reading our profile stories from resilient people in your community and around the world to be inspired.