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Heart Conversation this Sunday at 2:00!

Heart Conversations
Held on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month
2:00 to 3:30 PM

This Sunday’s topic: Resilience

Resilience can be defined as the ability to endure difficulty and come through it with yourself unharmed or even stronger. It includes aspects of courage, calmness and a refusal to give up. It is a quality that makes us stronger.

Quotes to Contemplate:

“Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”
– Mary Halloway

“I am not what happened to me, but what I choose to become.” – Anonymous

“My scars remind me that I indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an
accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else too. They remind me that the
damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more
resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the
– Steve Goodier

“I am the master of my soul
I am the captain of my fate.”
– William Ernest Henley

“Tough times don’t last,
Tough people do.” – Anonymous

“Tough times can be stressful, but they also have a way of centering us, of shining a light through the darkness….. The hard times remind you it is possible to change your life. To do better. To be smarter. To settle for more.”
– Megyn Kelly

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb

Questions for Contemplation:
1. Could you share an experience, past or present, that has tapped your resilience?
2. What practices, prayers, poems, beliefs or experiences have helped you to be more
3. Who comes to mind when you think of a person who has helped you to become more
resilient? Could you tell us about them?
4. Do you have any stories passed down in your family about some particular resilience
shown by your ancestors?
5. Are there any areas or situations in which you would like to become more resilient?

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