Resilience and Attitude

I admire the resilience of nature. I’m not sure you can really say that nature has ‘a good attitude’ as nature is not a person, but there is something to aspire to in the way nature just keeps on coming back every time and trying again. Each springtime everything starts to grow again and even after the worst winter nature doesn’t give up and keeps on pushing on. Even when humans concrete over nature, plants will burst through and keep on trying to survive.

I haven’t had a chance to take many photos this week, but here are some more of the lovely fresh Beech leaves doing their thing, unfurling after surviving the winter for another year.

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And here’s a couple of photos I’ve shared before. No matter how many times the grass gets mowed (or not so much, in my case) these ‘weeds’ keep on coming back. And I for one am glad they do.



Another thing I admire right now are people who keep a positive attitude while suffering. I have this idea in my head of the sort of person who people talk about “oh she’s in so much pain, but you’d never know it” or “she’s gone through so much but she’s always there looking after others”. I compare myself with this imaginary paragon of virtue and feel like a failure. I try to stay positive and keep on going, but it does get hard. So I will try and learn from nature. Just keep on keeping on.

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration.

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...

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