This year has been filled with trials and triumphs for many people. Those I care about most trudged through some of the most trying times in their lives. So much so that it was nearly debilitating.
People I love lost their homes, ended their marriages, were laid off from jobs that they held for years, filed for bankruptcy, suffered health issues, and some even lost a loved one.
In the heart of it all, many of my friends witness the birth of a child, a new marriage, and found their dream job.
These experiences, whether you go through them yourself or witness them as a spectator, should change your perspective on life. Don’t just sit back and watch life happen hoping it will all work out.