People’s general response to natural disaster, in this case the Midwest flooding, is incredible powerful.  Entire communities form around solving temporary problems and supporting one another in the face of temporarily losing possessions and even their homes.  Rebuilding and recovery are the prominent purpose in the face of this uncontrollable adversity.

Victor Frankl brilliantly affirmed, “We give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it.”  No one can control the flow of too much water flowing at once, but you can always control what you feel and do about what happens to you.  We are never left with nothing as long as we keep the freedom of what we feel and what we do about it toward our purpose.

Many insignificant events in our lives draw us toward despair.  How you choose to respond to life’s challenges is your freedom.  Remain conscious of your response with the trivialities in your life’s journey.


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