My first counselor told me his goal was to get me to the point that I could say, "Bring it on."
I doubted him....A LOT. I didn't believe that I would reach that point. I melted down. Collapsed inward....any number of other things that clearly indicated I was on the run, trying to run from my problems as they clanked and rattled behind me. Today was different. Several problems slammed at once. I thought through each situation. I allowed others to do their part to solve the problem. I also set appropriate bounders when someone brought up a suggestion that would create more problems than it would solve. However, I pay a heavy price for bending and molding and reshaping to the challenges of the day. I came home and collapsed on the couch unable to attend karate. Not good. I need to balance my ability to try to solve every problem with the understanding that I have limited resources. I made through a trying day and enjoyed the parts that worked and buckled down tackling the problems I faced when things didn't work. Mixed day....praying for those that need them today.
|Resilience is the ability to keep your head above water during turbulence.|