Resilience. Bouncing back.
I recently spoke at an event where, as I often do, have something to give the participants. Sometimes, it is chocolate; sometimes it is an activity to do. This time, I came up with something even I thought was a bit off the wall!
I gave everyone a yo-yo. Not your typical wooden or plastic with string type yo-yo, but these yo-yo’s were a variety of colors of soft plastic. They had a small circle for your finger to fit into that was attached to the same flexible plastic as the yo-yo’s were. The big surprise was they were filled with water and had little spikes sticking out all over them.
My point was “are you a yo-yo brain”? Or, are you focused, and have your priorities and boundaries set in sync with your passion; your ‘song’, your ‘assignment?
As people played with the yo-yo’s they found they were actually hard to ‘catch’ in their hand as they bounced them up and down.
My point, exactly: Resilience. Bouncing Back.
“There is nothing we can’t live down, rise above or overcome.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.