Ready and Resilient at Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)
October 3, 2012
For years, the military has focused on the physical strength of its force. It now realizes that soldiers and their families need strength in all areas of their lives including physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual strength.
A positive mental outlook has been identified as a component of resiliency.
Being resilient can help you not only survive, but THRIVE.
If you would like more information about attending resiliency training and how you can THRIVE, contact: Army Community Services Family Resilience Academy at (270) 412-0358 or use the related links to the right.
Some of our resilience trainers have found that taking time to reflect on inspirational quotes helps them focus on what's important. We asked them to share some of their favorite quotes here.
SPOUSE MRT INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." -- (Dr Seuss) Submitted by Amy Scarpulla 4BCT SMRT
"The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn." -- (Wisdom Commons) Submitted by Amy Scarpulla, 4BCT SMRT
"Change your thoughts and you change your world" --(Norman Vincent Peale) Submitted by Jennifer Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start" -- (Nido Qubein) Submitted by Jennifer Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -- (Audrey Hepburn) Submitted by Jennifer Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under." (Wisdom Commons) Submitted by Cindy Hayes 129th CSSB Master Resilience Trainer
"Perhaps strength doesn't reside in having never been broken...but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places." (Author Unknown) Submitted by Jessi Mitchell, 1-187 INF BN, 3 BCT, Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day" - (CSF2 Hunt the Good Stuff) Submitted by Jessi Mitchell, 1-187 INF BN, 3 BCT, Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Submitted by Jackie Ahlers, 159 CAB Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure, something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul; that moment created the resilience that leaders need." (Warren Bennis) Submitted by Kelly Wells, 1-32 CAV, 1st BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the top of a mountain. So are many things learned in adversity which the prosperous man dreams not of." (Charles Spurgeon) Submitted by Kelly Wells, 1st BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Using resilience skills every day makes sure you win over everything you can control. And, who doesn't like winning?" Submitted by Dave Etter, 1st BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"Don't be a teacup, be a travel mug. Sturdy and ultimately, unbreakable." --(Katie Couric) Submitted by Lynsey Miller, 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"No one's life is a smooth sail; we all come into stormy weather. But it's this adversity -- and more specifically, our resilience -- that makes us strong and successful." (The Huffington Post) Submitted by Evie Ann King, 2 BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"Always Hunt the good stuff - find the good in every situation. No matter how bad the situation might seem there is always something good." CSF April Catlaw, SUS BDE; Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"When I was diagnosed with cancer, instead of looking at it like a curse I chose to look at it like a blessing and a way to strengthen the person God already created in me." Michelle Swallows, 101st DIV Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"The Human Spirit is resilient; it's up to you to find the resilience." ~Michelle Swallows, 101st DIV Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." (Darwin) submitted by Michelle Swallows, 101st DIV Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." ~(Ancient Japanese Proverb) Submitted by Michelle Swallows, 101st DIV Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"If you learn something from a defeat it isn't a loss." Submitted by Jordan Bergman - 159th Spouse resilience master trainer
"Resilient people aren't bullet proof and don't always have it all together, but are equipped with tools to avoid falls and tools to help them get up, brush off the dirt, and keep going after an unavoidable fall does come along." Dora Osborne; 3BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Resiliency takes you from invincible and invulnerable to 'ordinary magic'. Invincible means you cannot be defeated. Invulnerable means you have no weakness. That applies to no one on this earth. But people with ordinary skills can build up themselves and others to do magical things." (CSF2); Robin Graham, 101 CAB Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Resiliency is not ostrich training. Quite the contrary. It helps you take your head out of the sand, see what you can control, know what your strengths are and helps you face head on the challenges of life." (CSF2); Robin Graham, 101 CAB Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Being resilient gives us the tools we need to slow down, look for the information we've missed about the situation, others involved and about ourselves so that we can go from having the wrong fight to having the right conversation." (CSF2); Robin Graham, 101 CAB Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Nothing can sabotage winning, except for fear of losing. Success usually lies just beyond failure." (Mario Cortes) Submitted by Sonia Kessler, SUS BDE Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." -- (Epictetus) Submitted by Sonia Kessler, SUS BDE Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability (aka resilience) to cope with it." (Dorothy Thompson); Sonia Kessler, SUS BDE Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Resilience means being able to weather the storm in the face of adversity, knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel." Submitted by Sandra Smith, 101st DIV Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"Jumping to conclusions, is like reading half a book, you never know the full story." Submitted by Natasha Godkin, 4th BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them." (Good Reads), Submitted by Natasha Godkin, 4th BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"See yourself as a cause, not an effect. Stop thinking about what is happening to you and start thinking about what you can make happen!" (Self Growth) Submitted by Natasha Godkin, 4th BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens." (Khalil Gibran) Submitted by Noriko Morgan, 2nd BCT Spouse Mast Resilience Trainer
"We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate...Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless." (Christopher Reeve) Submitted by Mendie Pedigo; 4BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit." (Bern William)Submitted by Mendie Pedigo; 4BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." (Eleanor Roosevelt) Submitted by Mendie Pedigo; 4BCT Spouse Master Resilience Trainer
"Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them." -- H. Jackson Brown. Submitted by Sherre Maxson, 5th SFG Spouse Master Resilience Trainer.
"Either you run the day, or the day runs you." (John Rohm) Submitted by Amy Diaz SUS BDE Spouse Master Resilience Trainer