Many people sarcastically laugh at the thought of life being an adventure. They think of their difficulties and different events that have happened that made their lives less than what they wanted. With the flooding that occurred in North Dakota, sometimes that sarcastic laughter comes through a veil of tears, with the devastation and destruction still staring residents in the face. The loss of property, and in some cases, lives has changed the attitudes of many people. They feel helpless and hopeless. Getting their lives back to normal is not an easy task, but it will happen. Never underestimate the resilience of human nature.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” – Helen Keller. Nearly everyone knows who Helen Keller was. She was deaf and blind from the age of 19 months old. She did learn how to speak, and became well-educated and known for her intelligence and insights into life. In other words, she overcame adversity in order to live life’s adventures. She never gave up. In fact, it was quite the opposite. See met each challenge in her life and overcame her obstacles.
The people of North Dakota can learn a lot from Helen. In the face of the recent disasters, it is time to meet the challenges in rebuilding your lives. It is time to see your life as an adventure. The obstacles you face today are temporary, and with persistence they can be overcome. If Helen Keller could overcome everything that she overcame, you can do it, too. It may seem difficult, but changing your attitude toward your circumstances will help you to overcome your obstacles in the rebuilding process. In fact, the outcome may be better than what you had in the past.
Instead of seeing the work as drudgery, think of it as a challenge – an adventure to be explored and conquered. With each step in the recovery process, you are one more step toward overcoming adversity. You remove one obstacle after another, living the adventure. Each day gives you more hope and courage in changing your circumstances. In time, you will find that you have not only put your life back together, but improved it by learning that life really is an adventure.
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