05 Feb Adversity Rising
Sometimes it takes a difficult situation to make you grateful for what you have in life. Recently, many homeowners have lost their homes to the floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi and don’t know what do next and now we are hearing of those struggling people facing financial ruin because of insurance companies. Children have lost their toys and many other priceless memories kept in keepsakes are gone. Yet these people are still living and trying to face life one day at a time, making new memories, rising above their devastating situations and trying to see the brighter side of situations.
It is hard to even imagine some of these things in the little bubble I live in. When things do happen it doesn’t seem real because I wasn’t directly affected by it. This time this disaster has hit my community and although my home was not affected I still see the difference the flood and Cyclone Yasi has made to attitudes and people’s daily lives.
Through all of this, I’ve been reminded that life isn’t all about what you have, it’s about facing life after struggles and surviving. It seems that both physical and mental resilience can be achieved through a healthy amount of adversity. When we face hard times, we adapt and build a callous that helps us take on future challenges.
Resilience is often considered a process that occurs in spite of adversity, but we might want to instead think of it as a phenomenon that appears because of adversity. Indeed, we can become even more physically and mentally capable as a result of our misfortunes.
Here are some quotes resilience, struggling and surviving for you to ponder over this week:
- I have learned there is a gift wrapped inside of every adversity and if you have faith and hope, you can lose everything and still survive. Sandi Bachom
- There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity….when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it. Author Unknown
- You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give. Eleanor Roosevelt
- Rock bottom is good solid ground and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. Buddy Buie and J R Cobb, from the song ‘Rock bottom’
- We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes “Why did this happen to me?’, unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way. Philip E Bernstein.
Amovita can also support you and your family through your time of need through our personal and family counselling programs. Counselling assists you to understand and confront the issue in a way that will bring about positive change. Seeking out a trained professional counsellor can make a huge difference in your ability to cope and deal with any personal issues you may be facing.
At Amovita we believe that you need to be confident that your counsellor has the appropriate skills and training to provide you with what you need. That’s why your first session is free! Yes absolutely free. We would like you to come to your first session and ask questions that ensure you are getting a counsellor that you feel confident with.
Until next time