I attended a work-related conference several weeks ago, involving all the professions that provide public health and mental health services to children under six and their families in our region. You better believe it was a touchy-feely, bleeding heart (in the good way), feel-good two days full of learning, professional development, self-improvement, and networking.
A number of presenters' messages stuck with me, but the one I found most memorable and thought-provoking was on the first day of the conference; a keynote address by Carla Rieger on the top three habits of highly resilient people, and how to cope with change. She had me nodding along in agreement right from the very beginning, but the thing that really stuck with me was about choosing your attitude. She instructed us to ask ourselves, when faced with a challenging situation, "What's good about this situation? How could this unexpected change or challenge make me grow as a person?"
|Worth waiting in traffic for.|
So go on, ask me what's good.
|Spring at last!|
|Gratuitous, blueberry-stained cuteness. Just because.|
|My mum making Lilah laugh hysterically|
Your turn! Tell me, what's good?