I know through experience that a strong relationship is not measured by the smiles and laughter, but by how well that relationship works under stress and adversity. I believe this is true at all scales, from personal relationships to communities and societal networks.
For a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has tested us as individuals, as nations and as a world community. We are tired and weary of it all – the fear, the isolating restrictions, the hyper-vigilance, and the loss. But I don’t have to look very hard to see strong evidence of our resilience in the face of this extraordinary challenge.
And – as spring begins to arrive in my tiny corner of the world – it’s time to take in a deep breath and revitalize the resilience that exists both within and around us.
Optimism — Efficacy
Inner Strength – Endurance
Wholeness — Resources – Reserves
Restorative – Protective — Regenerative
Adaptable – Flexible — Dynamic — Creative
Purposeful – Practical – Focused — Collaborative
Generosity – Connectedness — Sensibility – Integrity