Resilience is when you fall down, you graze your knees, you hurt yourself badly and you cry – and then you get up again.

Resilience is knowing that there’s one place better than down in the gutter: up on eye level, where you can see the world from a little higher, with a tiny little bit more perspective.

Resilience means that despite the pain, the sorrow, the anxiety, the hurt and shame, you give it one more try and get up again – sometimes against all odds. But there’s no point in staying down, so you get up and try again.

Resilience means you keep believing, keep going, even after the umpteenth fall and zillionth blow. It takes a bit of folly to get up time and again, but what’s the alternative? Right.

That’s resilience.

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