Within the first six months of 2001 I had lost my job, my home, my relationship, and the city where I had lived for almost 20 years. Almost everything I identified with or cared about was taken from me. This experience taught me that often it takes our being knocked down by life’s challenges for us to recognize there are changes we need to make.
Nothing we experience in life is without purpose. Each trial and tribulation presents an opportunity for us to learn how to be better people and how to do life better. I learned it is choosing to view the challenges of life as opportunities to grow, rather than viewing ourselves as a victim, that leads to our blossoming.