Kevin came home after spending two weeks at the Master Resiliency Training Course in Philadelphia (shall I go ahead and mention how ridiculously JEALOUS I am that he got to go and I didn't?). Resiliency is all part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness initiative that the Army is really pushing for our Soldiers and our Families. I have been able to attend our local Resiliency Training and really enjoyed it. It's all about learning how to cope with things in our life and a lot about attitude and perspective. I've tried hard to implement it and while it hasn't made me perfect I definitely have learned some new coping strategies.
One of the videos they show in both the local and the Master trainer course has to do with hugs. It shows how hugs can brighten someone's day. It was kind of fun to watch the video and see all the different reactions but what most stood out was how happy those who got a hug seemed to be as they walked away. When Kevin was telling me about that portion of his training, he told me how a guy who was attending the course with him decided to use his lunch hour to see how many people would take a free hug. The best part...he is a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant. I loved watching the video and the reactions. In an hour, he hugged almost 140 people..that's pretty cool.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!