Resiliently Grateful

by | Jan 25, 2023 | Gratitude, Resilience | 0 comments

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards

Grazilience: Gratefully Resilient…

Perspective, sheer point of view, is the objective of every writer from the moment he or she arises… until night falls… and rest ensues as it necessarily must.

We then start the next day rested, but still looking for perspective!

When we lose someone close to us, negative emotions run high.

Perspective is irrelevant and the most we can hope for each day is resolution.

We made it through.

The day… the week… and hopefully, the month.


As we find new and creative ways to become more grateful…

We become more Grazilient!

Yes, I just made this word up, and it combines my innermost desires to become both—perpetual grateful and resilient at all times.

24/7/365 is the goal. From sun up to sun down and to do it all over again!

When we shift our perspective away from doom loops and naysaying, we at least get on the Grazilience continuum.

At one end is just getting through the day and praying for the best, expecting the worst.

Somewhere along that route, we start to become a bit more grateful for the small things.

Then we start to believe in hope, and become a bit more positive, at least giving thanks for the obvious gifts we have been given… another day to cement our legacy, a roof overhead, and food in the belly… the basics.

At some point, we become engines of gratitude and we start to savor both the big and little blessings in our lives.

Yes, we move from just being grateful to actually SAVORING the life we have been given.

And Then The Magic!

We actually start to enjoy our life again, savoring the stew so to speak, and gradually, we start bouncing back.

At first, we just stop crying all the time. This is a huge step…

Then actively smiling at this wonderfully screwed-up world…

Then we look for opportunities to live, not merely exist…

And magically…


Gratefully Resilient.

Yes, I get paid to make up stuff — I’m a writer!

But this is not only a fun word, it may be the most ASPIRATIONAL word you will have in your dictionary of success for a long time to come!

God Bless,
Eric Richard Haas



GRACE NOTE: Think about all the stops on the road to happiness. The continuum from just being able to see anything to be thankful for… all the way to the endpoint: GRAZILLIENCE! Where are you now?

Written by HunrayOne

Eric Richard Haas lost his beautiful wife, Janice, to incurable cancer on January 9, 2022, after 30 wonderful years of marriage. Together they have 5 kids, 9 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. Eric (E.R) is the CEO of the TQ Smart family of companies, a serial entrepreneur x22 and author x27 (AKA The Invisible Billionaire) E. R. lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beautiful cat, Kissie



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