Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Meaning of Resilience

I've been in a bit of a weird funk these past few days. I can't really pinpoint it to one thing, which is really bugging me. But that's part of the beauty of life, no?

Growing pains. They're not always fun.

I've even taken to the Mommy Delicious Facebook page and encouraged folks to share their good news over there. Good news -- of any kind -- makes me smile. So get all over that and share. ASAP.

Last night, I was watching Sex And The City. We all know that watching Sarah Jessica Parker and the gals are one of my favorite past times. No, seriously. It was the episode where Carrie is asked to be in a runway show mixed with "real people" and super models. For the runway show, she's all dolled up and dressed in these cute little sequined under panty thingys, gets on the runway in her super high heels, and BOOM! She fumbles, then falls flat on her face. On stage. In front of everyone.

To add insult to injury, Heidi Klum (who guest stars as herself in the episode) steps over Carrie and proceeds to strut her stuff. Ouch. "Oh my gosh! She's fashion road kill!" is what Stanford Blatch says. Ouch.

What I really loved about the episode is that Carrie got back up again. On stage. In front of everyone. And proceeded to strut her stuff down the runway.

And so I'm taking a lesson from Carrie today (don't I always?). My story isn't perfect and I don't claim to be perfect. I've done many things that, in retrospect, I've thought, "I should have done this instead" or "I could have said this instead."

The shoulda, woulda, coulda's of life.

But truly, the only thing that I could do is pick myself up, dust myself off, and try again. Falling down is one thing. It happens to the best of us. But staying down? Well, that just adds insult to injury.

Things happen in my life and they force me to be resilient. Over. And over. And over again.

I'm beginning to have "resilient" down pat.

Are you?


  1. I love that episode especially for the line about her being fashion road kill. I love this post and the line about staying down adding insult to injury. Yep, so true. Get back up and keep it moving!

  2. bounce back! way to go missy! and what a great SATC example! there are always others that will try to step over you though when you are already down!

  3. It's funny I have never watched an episode of "Sex In the City." But when I have monies I think I can loose, I go to the casino's in Central City, Colorado, and play the heck out of that game. I really get into it. I be yelling, Mr. Big. Mr. Big! So much so people stop to watch me play. Sadly, I must write I have never won Mr. Big, but he pays well. LOL's.

  4. I loved that episode! Poor Carrie! But she got right back on up, head high, and kept it moving. I know you can do that too, as you're one of the most resilient ladies that I know.

    I like Jill's advice too!

  5. Love that episode, love this post!!! It's so true. We've got to keep moving!!!


  6. We fall down but we GET UP!!!!!! Cheers to dusting yourself off.

  7. That episode made me feel good because she got back up and felt fabulous while doing it! I have been in a funk and hearing other people be all motivated has helped me in the past! Dust yourself off and keep moving! Things will get better!

  8. Applauds loudly. The story of my life. My FB status a few days ago: I ain't no quitter! I'm refuse to give up on any of my dreams. Setbacks happen. Some days I'll feel like crap about it but it can't be everyday. I get up dust myself off and strut...yes indeed :))

  9. I'm not that big on Sex And The City fan, however I am a big fan of resilience.....we all fall down but the strength is in getting back up....i'm just glad you always seem to find the strength to do so :)


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