I’ve been thinking about how to be resilient this weekend, how to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. On one day, you encounter obstacles and the stresses of life. Stuff that’s important that may not work out. Important stuff. So what helps us recover? Talking with friends. The support of a loving spouse. Even a neighbor’s kind words can change one’s whole outlook. When I noticed this quote from Robert Jordan, I realized I needed to be more like a willow tree and not an oak so that I could bend with the wind when life gets stormy.
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.–Robert Jordan