RESILIENCE – The Courage to come back.

Good morning!

A thought for today or for a few days!   Can we choose to have resilience.  Is it part of all life?


In my lifetime I have marvelled at this in nature, with animals and in the lives of incredible people.

When something happens that completely knocks us ‘off our perch’ be it death, illness or other loss.    Can we come back perhaps different but still with something beautiful to give to others.    I will affirm absolutely that this is true.

        My lovely friend  Kay who died when she was only 49 left behind a marvellous legacy of memory.   After her funeral she had asked for a CD to be played in the cemetery.   It was pouring rain when suddenly ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’ reverberated around that place.   Tears turned to astonishment.  Despair turned to Hope.

For us we can indeed make a choice to be resilient in all the circumstances of our lives.    Those who are believers and KNOW the faithfulness of the Great Shepherd – for them resilience is the POWER and Promise of the Cross and the Resurrection.

Shine in this day.   Wipe a few tears from someone else’s face. LIVE!

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to RESILIENCE – The Courage to come back.

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Hope.. A confident expectation of His perfect plan and purpose for our lives, for the good. Even when it doesn’t “look” that way, or “feel” it either. Hope.


  2. Debbie L says:

    AMEN! Beautiful post.


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