The phenomena that is resilience has always fascinated me.
When I was teaching there were some children in my classes who had dreadful home lives yet skipped into school, were tough and could cope with most things put before them.
In contrast, I had a few children from more comfortable and happy backgrounds who still found life very difficult. Change was often an issue for these children and sadly they found it very difficult if they did not succeed at everything they tried. Ultimately, after one failure they decided not to try again.
Well decide they might but they forgot they had me for a teacher - lol! Kids in my class don't just give up :)
But, bearing in mind that I taught the under 6's; my heart just cried for children so young, so vulnerable, having a hard time.
All this has brought me to consider resilience further.
I looked at horrid things that had happened to me and then I realised. There are tough things for all of us to face. I think that the resilient person who bounces back, seemingly regardless, is the person who, no matter if he is 4 or 44, clings to hope for better times, can be content in the moment, find beauty in the little things around him and knows that "this too will pass."
Just my thoughts and ramblings.