Life is a teacher. How good a student am I?
by Dr. Dale V. Atkins, September 2013
If, as many assert, life is the best teacher, an important question we can ask ourselves is, How good a student am I?
What and how do we learn from our lives?
The most difficult challenges offer opportunities to learn the most worthwhile lessons. These situations challenge our perception and faith in ourselves, in others, and in God. Whether we are facing a serious illness in ourselves or someone close to us; the death of a loved one; a reversal of fortune, a marriage's dissolution; surviving a flood, fire, or earthquake; our resolve and resilience are tested.
Whatever happens, we are offered opportunities to learn. As we ride (or are knocked around by) the wave of the crisis, our attitude and actions determine how we absorb all that we can process.