A broken arm. A death in the family. Divorce. A car accident. A serious illness. How do we cope with stressors like these? At times we find that no matter what comes at us we are able to cope and recover quickly. On other occasions we feel helpless or powerless in the face of adversity. So how can we become more resilient?
You may be familiar with the quote: “Whether a pebble becomes a stumbling block or a stepping stone depends on what you do with it.” We can affect our reaction to an event by focusing on what is within our power to change. Do you find your attitude changing as you focus on what you can do?
Nothing ever stays the same
What we were and what we are
Give way to what we will become
And this is no choice
Except for what we choose to become
The question is not will you change
But how you will change.
May your experiences be stepping stones.
May your path be filled with light.