“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”
While I love words and stringing them together to create something meaningful, I am often opposed to one single word being used to define me. Of course, words cannot define me. My deeds do. So, I came around and decided to play along with Label Day after all.
Words can be used to describe me (and you) and I think it is very important that we chose them wisely when we refer to ourselves or to others around us because words are very powerful.
I have not always used the most positive words to describe myself in my life. One thing I have been told over and over since I was a teenager is that I am resilient. It took me almost twenty years to really own that descriptor because I didn’t always trust that I would figure out how to make it through any variety of circumstances in my life.
Now I own my resilience. I wear it proudly and wish to share it with anyone else who has yet to realize they too can own their own resilience. As humans, I believe we each have access to resilience that will allow us to find our way to the other side of even the most seemingly insurmountable challenge.
According to Merriam-Webster, the Definition of RESILIENCE is 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.
So, Rara, on this 21st day of November and the 21st day of the writing challenge, I am RESILIENCE.