Every cloud has a silver lining; we must look for signs of hope in the negative situations surrounding us. It’s easy to become enmeshed in negativity: high unemployment, businesses going under, and lives turned upside down.
This past year has provided lessons in resilience and risk. What used to be once-in-a-hundred-year events (a pandemic, record setting hurricanes, floods, and wildfires) are hitting us from every direction more often. This is an important time to assess and prepare for whatever large-scale catastrophes lie ahead.
Harvey Mackey tells the story of a friend who was flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles. There was a 45-minute delay in taking off and then the plane had to make an unexpected landing in Sacramento. The flight attendants announced people could get off the aircraft if they would return in 30 minutes.