A Story of Resilience by Mike Smith


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Mike Smith is Executive Director of the Holding Institute in Laredo, Texas. He shares the story of a plant at his home that offers a poignant illustration of resilience. Mike is an excellent storyteller who talks about how watering what appeared to be dead is a lesson we can all apply in our own context. While this is our shortest story shared so far in our series, the powerful image of new life will stay with you for a long time.


  • “When we’re talking about resilience, it’s not just us, but it’s those whom we serve.” -Mike Smith [05:45]
  • “It’s more than tilling the soil. It’s putting something into there.” -Mike Smith [06:23]


  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:08] Sacrificing plant #3
  • [04:33] Watering the bucket of dirt


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Reservoirs of Resilience is inspired by the monograph written by Bishop Janice Huie. Read the full publication here.

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