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Similarly Resilient

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3 months ago

It may seem somewhat troublesome to take note of our struggles in life, for sure we got heaps of stories to share. In Facebook, some people haven't disposed any problem because they always have a dose of it almost every day. It seems they too have these similarities, worries and anxieties - things that bugs us is something so common to anyone, however who would want to dwell on that?!

I want to cling more on what is noble, inspiring and worthy to share - and that is our resilience to get up from those struggles and storms in life, because we are all similarly resilient in many ways.

Resilience by definition:

the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. - Google

Resilience on this quote is extraordinarily practical:

"Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good."

Elizabeth Edwards

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This morning, I have a talk about one single parent who have to endure the hardship of raising her daughter. She said that the hardest so far that she have to conquer will come few months from now when the school would send out a reminder to complete the tuition fee for her daughter to finally graduate Medical Technology. Wow! I can't imagine the untold times of resilience every semester that she have conquered rising tuition fees and other miscellaneous expenses. Just unfathomable.


Few days ago, I have read an article here somewhere, I discovered that the author was from Cagayan de Oro. She mentioned that the rain reminded her of the tragic typhoon Sendong. The tragedy might have a little stir in the mainstream media, but for someone like me, a resident of Northern Mindanao, this left a tinge of pain in my heart remiscing that nightmare. That typhoon killed thousands of people, hundreds more missing in the sea and hundreds of homes, a school and businesses got destroyed. That was my first to see dead people piled on the streets, some remained  unidentified by family members who survived from the tragedy. However now, the horror were replaced by the people's resilience to face adversity and willingness to move on living and hoping.

Photo by Brenda Milan (from Facebook)

In Facebook today, I happened to watch an audition from an aspiring singer "Nightbirde" in the "America's Got Talent." Her voice was really good and the fact that she sings an original song she composed herself was amazing. Nevertheless, what captivates me was her story, she battled for cancer for 2 years and right at the moment she knew that it metastasized to her lungs, spine and liver, yet she's still singing her song and life out, showing a beautiful smile and radiate inspiration to the world. She even added this line that captures my heart..

"You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore until you decide to be happy."

Nightbirde

True. We can decide everything for ourselves, and she decides to be happy no matter what. Indeed, our resilience is a choice, we have to decide to be strong and take a good fight.


When my dad had a stroke less than a couple years back, and had to be hospitalized again few months after because of gastric bleeding (and had to be transfused with 7 bags of blood). My fears popped from every single fissures of my brain, I always thought myself as strong but NO, doubts just creep in like a gas leaking from nowhere. Everyday was a trudging fight for resilience. Now, looking at my dad, I can say that we opted to be resilient as family.

I hope there is an immunity card to ward off ourselves from all these troubles, hardships, struggles and tribulations. Life would then be easy.

However, life is what we made it. On one hand, we have freewill and we enjoyed and loved how we designed it, problems included. On the other hand, we have choice and this is us trying and staying resilient.

This is the similarities we have as humans.. Similarly resilient.

"Be ready in season and out of season." - 2 Timothy 4:2

Be Ready. Whether we feel like it or not, do something.

For @JonicaBradley writing prompt #3 Similarities


Lead image and 1st photo from Pixabay (no attribution required)

2nd photo by Brenda Milan in Facebook

Photo below is mine


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Napakaganda. 👏👏👏 life has a lot of choices and it is up to us who and what we decide our lives to be. Ako feeling ko parang slight over na ako sa drama-drama. Or siguro dahil na all out ko na.

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2 months ago

Hahaha! Ako rin ung pinapanood ko action na rin parang nakakaumay na ang drama sa kdrama 😂 thanks sis!

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2 months ago

Sa Kdrama hindi pa ako sawa. Hehe. November ata yung last na may pinanood ako na Kdrama, Oh My Baby! Tapos nung May ko lang siya tinapos. Hahaha. Try ko manood minsan. Sa mga Youtube vlogs nagsstart ulit ako manood. Same November 2020 din yung last nakapanood ako mga vlogs. Ngayon na lang ulit balik loob. 😄

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2 months ago

Difficulties make us stronger and stronger, and our capabilities are renewed with every setback. Then the joy of achieving our goals calms our uncertainties. Somewhere this week I read that quote you wrote about not waiting to be happy. Happiness is in the now.

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3 months ago

Oh yes! I love achieving simple things, indeed the joy makes uncertainties fade... ❤️

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3 months ago

I already completed this prompt of ma'am Jonica. Yeah!positive use of facebook is we get new stories in positive way. We all have hardships, pains and sorrows in common. All Parents have similar difficulties in different forms. Applause for your singer Nightbride. She has magical voice.

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3 months ago

Have you seen her too in Fb? Beautiful voice and beautiful soul too...

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3 months ago

If I can remember i tried my best but not able to find her.

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3 months ago

Beautifully written sis...

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3 months ago

Dghan salamat sis!

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3 months ago

welcome sis

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3 months ago

Happiness is a choice jud diay ba. It's about instilling a healthy mindset pud but it's really hard. Like you said, it's like a gas leaking from somewhere. But still, di jud pwede magpadaog sa negativities because it will just serve us no good.

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3 months ago

Mao jud. Everything is a choice including happiness... Always up to us 😉

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3 months ago