It’s been a long week with so many challenges, but I realize just how resilient we humans are. Resilience is one of the many traits we possess besides adopting to our environment, and we should take full advantage of it. You don’t believe me? Look back at some of the challenges life has presented you with and see if you somehow did not overcome them. The fact that you are still here today is testament to that.

Let’s take care of ourselves and appreciate the little things we easily take for granted.

California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

Published by Msdedeng

At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.

41 thoughts on “Resilience

  1. Great reminders. At 73 I have finally settle down to doing just that, taking care of me. I realized due to health reasons that I was neglectful of me…and I don’t say this with pride. In fact I just want to live the rest of my life drawing all I can from Him through others, nature, troubles, trials, joyful events and I want to do it for me. I have spent my life doing most things for others and God has blessed me with much wisdom, truth, a full life of ministry, serving Him in two other countries. But now we have settled down by our daughters so she can be our care giver when needed and God has shown me it’s time for me to care about Betty just a little bit more, not selfishly but wisely. Great post.

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    1. Wow!
      No, thank you so much for your comment, it’s made me realize how no matter what age a person is, we are always learning about ourselves, our friends, and our universe. We don’t stop learning , but at some point like you say, we ought to be comfortable and make peace with those around us and hopefully at the end of the road, be content to go knowing we tried to do our best.
      Thank you so very much for this, Wise Heart!


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