-The Difference between Surviving and Thriving

A popular riddle goes like this: If a plane crashed on the border of Texas and Oklahoma, in which state would you bury the survivors? At first the question stumps us, until we realize, “A-ha! You don’t bury survivors!” However, when we respond to change by just surviving, we are, in a way, already buried, unable to get up and cross the border between surviving and thriving. Life’s disappointments come in many forms. Like a plane crash, they can be disastrous. Often when I hear about others’ disappointments, my first thought is to hope that they don’t happen to me. So what kind of events can shake us up and send us into survival mode? hashtaglife