Thought for Today

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Resilience

on January 24, 2017
re·sil·ience
noun
  1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
    “the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions”
  2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
    “nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience”

Christian Moore in the book The Resilience Breakthrough explains four kinds of resilience:  Street Resilience, Relationship Resilience, Resource Resilience, and Rock Bottom Resilience.  His basic premise is that, when faced with an obstacle, we can either do business as usual, or “flip the switch” and use the challenge ahead of us as fuel to become better people.

Patients, families, and clinicians alike all face great obstacles in the course of the hospice journey.  Sometimes these obstacles seem overwhelming.  But hospice gives us the help we need to draw upon our inner strength and overcome even the most difficult circumstances with great resilience.

Ray GomezResilience