While walking out into the parking lot of Lifetime Fitness this morning, this crown caught my eye. It was broken, dirty, and obviously quite weathered. I could imagine that, at the time, a child was crying, distressed and upset about the fact that her/his crown had fallen, broken, and, if at home, was seemingly lost. For a period of time this child may have been inconsolable. Perhaps unable to conceive life could return to normalcy upon losing the crown. Yet, my mind then took me to a day or month, or even just an hour later, when the child did return to normal. They coped with the fall, the break, the loss, they enacted some form of resiliency, and they moved on. They effectively dealt with something that just a few moments earlier seemed like the worst possible thing on earth that could have happened. Yet, they prevailed, they survived, they kept living. Sometimes our crown falls doesn’t it? Sometimes it breaks. Sometimes we lose it. And we too feel like it could be the end of the world. That life as we know couldn’t possibly be the same. We might be crying, distressed, upset, and inconsolable. Certainly in that moment we can embrace the intensity of emotion that a fall, break, or loss can elicit and we can also acknowledge that we too can, and will, press on. Let that reminder catch your eye the next time your crown breaks.