The best advice I ever heard about adversity means so much to me that I memorized it – and I say it routinely at least once a week without even trying.
May I share it with you?
It came from words of my very best friend, a kind, caring and intuitive person who always insisted that …
“Adversity introduces a person to him or herself and those around them”.
How I handle adversity tells me a lot about myself.
I don’t have to be brilliant, just determined to deal with it.
We find out who are real friends are and if we’re smart, we value them in real time for their compassion to our condition or circumstances.
We don’t burden them. We take solace that they are in our lives at this time.
No one has only good luck.
And no one has only bad luck.
It’s like a roller coaster in which we ride high sometimes and at others we plunge deeply into the abyss. At the end of the roller coaster ride, we are happy if not invigorated that we survived it. (Sometimes we even go back on the roller coaster to experience the same feelings again).
Adversity cannot be prevented but it can show us that we are a survivor and we have people who care for us while we’re waiting for good fortune to return.
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