We had about eight inches of snow last week. There are still some significant snow piles in our front yard, due to my clearing the walkway and driveway, but most of it has melted off. And I was struck by how resilient nature is. Poking through the receding snow are some tulip shoots. Here it is, late January, and who knows if we’re going to get more snow, but these shoots were determined to come up.

Perhaps that is giving them too much credit. I don’t think determination has anything to do with it. They are just being what they are: tulips. It reminds me that, regardless of any difficulties I face, the most important thing is to just be who I am. Keep “showing up” as they say. Resilience is essentially just showing up, day after day. And eventually you will bloom.


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