“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” James Cascio

Whatever your views on gun control, I think you must admit that we had a weekend of youth demonstrating resilience. Just weeks after surviving a horrific massacre in their school, they were speaking eloquently, bravely, and persuasively.  Each had recently endured a great loss…a friend, a relative, their innocence.

I think one take-away for us, besides this enduring example, is the strength they found from one another. Many motherless daughters have found strength in a shared experience through motherless daughters groups (you may have one in your community). For me the groups affirmed how fortunate I was to have such a great dad, for others, it was a relief to find other women who had lived through similar realities.

Affirmation: I am resilient.

Coaching question: If you feel you lack resilience, what will you do today to build that muscle? Here are some ideas: share your experience, journal,  draw, make an effort to look at your life through a new lens, talk/share your time with someone less fortunate.

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