It’s fair to say I’m having a rough week. So are some other people around me – arguably some people around me are having worse weeks but you know, when you care about people their bad weeks are your bad weeks, too.
I’ve had occasion this week to reflect on resilience. On being resilient. I think I will have a few more moments this week when reflecting on resilience will be necessary and when it comes down to it, I’ll do to do a lot more than just reflect on it. I’ll have to actually do it. Resilience is the term used to describe the ability to cope with stress and adversity. We’re all tested. And sometimes we lose the plot and don’t cope.
At some point today I took a deep breath and decided that some days just ask you to take one step at a time. A work friend and I sat over lunch and wine venting about how awful some weeks are and decided we needed to think of some positive things that would get us through. The experience was helpful. The things we thought of were signposts to better days.
Admittedly I felt like I was grasping at straws a little but you’ve gotta take the good where you find it right?
Like casting on new socks tonight. Nutkin in Wollmeise “Indisch Rot”. Lovely.
Or looking forward to my sister and her family visiting this weekend when I’ll be able to give her a dozen eggs for the first time. I know she can’t wait to have her first home grown dozen.
And tomorrow is a special day to look forward to. Something that will make me smile. Miss Alice turns two. What a wonderful, magical, challenging, energetic age that is. She is, it’s safe to say, absolutely into everything. The world is a great big window of discovery and she’s out to get herself into that incredible place as much as possible.
Here she is at her party last year. Wonder what will happen for her at the family BBQ tomorrow night? She’ll be running around a lot more than she was last year when she’d just learned to stand up alone.
In the meantime, I have some socks to cast on, a glass of wine to drink and a bowl of icecream to devour.
And some much needed sleep so tomorrow I can learn more about resilience.
I hope your week is less stressful and if it isn’t, then I wish resilience for you.