At times in our lives we are faced with adversity. It is up to us to decide how we want to deal with it. Do we want to wallow in our self pity, or stand up and make the most of our lives? One of my close friends who is faced with a new challenge told me, it is a matter of finding out what message the universe is trying to send her.
I watched the movie “Soul Surfer” last night. It is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton who lost one of her arms then went on to become a pro surfer. Sure when tragedy strikes we can step back and give up, or we can find a way to adapt to our new surroundings.
One of Bethany’s first major competitions after she lost her arm, she had the ride of her life. It ended up not counting and she came in 5th. The reporters were trying to ask if she was disappointed in the judges decision. She said no. She did the ride for herself.
You must live your life for you, not for someone else. Enjoy life. When you are struck with a challenge, figure out what it is the universe is trying to tell you.