Day 2361: Resilience

Even though I’ve had the resilience to create this daily blog for two thousand, three hundred, and ninety-seven days, today is the first time I’ve had the resilience to create a post with that title.

When I search through my blogging past for “resilience,” WordPress has the resilience to return these four posts …

Day 2369: Celebrating

Day  1754: I can’t get over it

Day 1710: Rage

Day 306: Parade day!!!!

If you have the resilience to read any of those past posts, let me know why you think WordPress chose those  to represent resilience.

Today, I need the resilience to

  • facilitate a large Coping and Healing group at work,
  • drive around to pick up balloons and a gelato cake,
  • preside over the  board meeting of a group therapy professional organization, and
  • say goodbye to four departing board members.

Do you see resilience in any of today’s photos?














Here‘s “Resilience” by Carson.

Here’s “Epic Inspirational Orchestral Music — Resilience”  from Secession Studios.

Do you have the resilience to leave a resilient comment, below?

Resilient thanks to all who helped me create this Juneteenth post and — of course! — thanks to YOU, for your resilience.

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26 thoughts on “Day 2361: Resilience

  1. Resilience. We are forced to be resilient sometimes which we then learn helps us continue to be. I wanted to dive into that plate of salmon… it looked so delish!!

  2. I see resilience in your fourth picture

  3. I’ve been told by more than one person that I have resilience, and I consider it a lucky gift.

  4. I’m trailing a bit behind you on total posts, yet I sometimes wonder how a blog about two Persian kitties can ever continue to Post 3000, Post 7000, whatever. Yet, there are fans of the kitties who became alarmed when my posts ended at Post 999 when I became seriously ill and went through two months ten days of hospitalization and rehabilitation. What they did to keep other followers updated on my progress toward return to the Internet and posting, the concern they showed, was inspiring and foster a resilience to come back stronger, healthier, and ready to aim for those bigger post nimbers again!

    I’m sure you thrive on the comments and concerns of your followers, too, and they are what make it possible to continue even on those days when one thinks one more post is one more than possible! That is resilience to me. We feed this quality in each other through our interest in what others do and in feedback to encourage and build a will to thrive and be resilient when circumstances, big and little, work against it!

  5. Way to be strong, Ann.

  6. A rule repeated in every writing class I’ve ever taken is, “Show, don’t tell.” You’ve only used the word “resilience” four times in more than six years of blogging, but you’ve shown resilience every single day.

  7. I think the quality in people I most admire is resilience! Almost daily I’m reminded of someone exhibiting tremendous perseverance under stress…and when they can keep going and not break, that’s resilience. I agree with Christopher–you are a wonderful example of resiliency!

  8. Resilience is not a word used when speaking about me just saying

  9. Maureen

    What does a gelato cake look like? I have never seen one. Is it someone’s birthday? Aaron’s? Michael’s?
    Resilience is an important quality, whether innate or learned. I think it not only allows us to survive and endure, but to feel more compassion and brew less anger. It is a flexible, green living core, without which we too easily snap. I used to be resilient. I lost that – it turns out, you can. But I am cultivating it.

    I wonder if gelato would help?

    • My next post will answer your questions about the gelato cake. I wish you resilience, Maureen, and thanks for all the ways you’ve contributed to mine.

  10. Maureen

    BTW, I had to post this 3 time. Twice I received the message, “I am sorry, this comment can not be posted.” Why???? But, I am resilient and so I persevered

    • I wish I knew why. There are so many things I don’t understand, here and elsewhere. But we keep going, don’t we? Your resilience helps my resilience, Maureen.

  11. When I was teaching in the city, the resilience factor was so evident in the students who possessed it, the ones whose lives made it seem unattainable. Keep on blogging Ann

  12. Love this!! Okay, I’m going to do it. Can’t hurt to try something new 🙂

    On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:39 AM The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally wrote:

    > Ann Koplow posted: “Even though I’ve had the resilience to create this > daily blog for two thousand, three hundred, and ninety-seven days, today is > the first time I’ve had the resilience to create a post with that title. > When I search through my blogging past for “resilience” >

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