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The Power of Resiliency

Someone asked me why I’m blogging.  Is it something about aging? Actually, Clanmother is about living. Living is a more difficult thing to do especially when you feel time is running out. That’s what it really comes down to. We don’t mind aging; we just don’t like getting old. The body that has faithfully carried us around for many years appears to be out of steam. We have a few more aches, especially when we try to keep up with the 25-year-olds. Wrinkles have become a constant companion even after we diligently apply liberal amounts of creams with the latest enzymes etc.

And everything seems to be getting faster – especially communication! Connectivity and communication are driving forces that keep us in step with our world. We live in a global community driven by texting, social media and instant chat where photos and videos are shared within seconds. Sometimes, we don’t even know that we are out-of-step, much less when we became out-of-step.

One of my favourite words is resiliency – the ability to return to the original form and/or the ability to recover readily from adversity. When I was young, I ran in the fast lane during a period of great change. My resiliency was high. We are now living in a time of even greater change. I believe resiliency is still a powerful energy, irrespective of age. And it is at its strongest when we participate in the dialogue. That means we must embrace new technologies and venues for communication.

I will age – that’s a fact. But I will not grow old.

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

5 replies on “The Power of Resiliency”

Powerful words Rebecca – You’re right. Living with abundance is energizing and has everything to do with how we connect to other people. Technology definately has the power to bring us all closer!

Check out Seth post this morning, #20 reminded me of you when I read it!


Thank you, Lloyd!! I checked out # 20, which reads: “Learn. Ceaselessly. Learn to code, to write persuasively, to understand new technologies, to bring out the best in your team, to find underused resources and to spot patterns.”

I recommend Seth Godin’s blog to everyone. By the way, Lloyd, # 21 reflects your strength: Adding to your community.


We will never get younger–fact of life. However, we need to stay young in mind, creative in our focus on each day. I had an interesting conversation in the elevator with a lady my age (81 or so) .She told me that she doesn’t have a land line, so only used her cell phone and that texting is the best way to keep in touch with her family. No wonder she was full of life–she is keeping up with the “times”.


You meet the nicest people on elevators. What a inspiration she must be for her family – keeping up with them using the latest technology!!! By the way, my next post will be on texting. Stay tuned…


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