I’m reading s great book called The Big Little Book of Resilience by Matthew Johnstone at the moment. Matthew wrote and illustrated it. It is subtitled How to Bounce back from adversity and lead a fulfilling Life. Each page has a little bit of wisdom with a supportive image.
Accepting what we can and cannot change is one of the most important aspects of understanding resilience. it’s learning to work with and grow what’s right in our lives while accepting, but not putting all our energy into , what’s not.
So bringing sincerity into our lives allows us to see what are our rights and what will empower us. Lets have a look at what people have said about rights over the years:
1. Standing up for your rights means that you do not have to offend or please others all the time, It gives you time to consider them.
2. This brave young woman has raised the voices of half the world’s population: Roar.
3. You have the right to…. it’s up to you, whatever you listen to in your mind takes hold.
4. I have difficulty with one of these, guess which one: Same Love.
5. Our voices are given to us for a reason, It’s you time to use it.
6. I say this to you all, you can do it, you rock: I will Survive.
7. As a race, we have a fair way to go with this one.
8. This year, I became a tutor to three Chinese mothers. Before I did this I didn’t realize who little I know about other cultures on the planet and how much my group of friends is from the one culture: Where is The Love.
9. Mainstream media, Whilst in the hospital with my mum I unfortunately had to view it. The word puerile and the meaning of this question come to mind.
10. As it say above, be a voice. This period of time in raising your your children cannot be taken back without some serious therapy bills if you stuff it up: Teach Your Children Well.
11. How do millions of people turn into killers during the time of war. Often they were neighbors who had lived next to each other peacefully for years and years. The above sentence speaks very loudly.
12. The federal government in my home country, Australia seem to have forgotten this, they are about to implement a national Grade 1 grammar test: Better Place.
13. This haunting image could not let me not include it.
14. I spent many months contemplating this during my dark times. It was not Erin but Ruth and Jann and Hugo who said this to me, not in such dramatic style, but I heard it: Stay.
15. Perhaps best known for the remark in a letter to an Anglican bishop, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. Donald Trump, or Nelson Mandela who will be remembered in the year 3030?
So I am imploring you to realize that you have rights and you have a voice. It’s our time, Its up to Us, Because we Can.
Namaste, until next time, my dear friends.
I really like the quote from Erin Van Vuren, and I like it even more that it reminded you of times when we were able to remind you of just how much you are loved and needed in this world. I have had dark days when life seems too hard, and have found strength in the knowledge that I am loved and needed by my dear family. We are all in this together.