(from A Jar of Stars)
Resilience is not brilliance.
It requires no skill at all.
Resilience is what you acquire when you have been burned in the fire.
It is the wisdom you gain from pain.
It is your strength even when you are tired.
It is the light that keeps shining, willing you to stay alive.
It is the courage to try.
It is lying in the mire surrounded by your own dirt.
It is facing your demons and owning your shit.
Resilience is the prize you win even though you have lost.
Resilience is “I’VE GOT THIS”, “I AM BOSS”
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