Your Disaster May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
A few weeks ago, I shared how I damaged my trailer while on vacation in a post Don’t Let Disaster Ruin Your Vacation. If you have not read it, you may want to because you will learn from my vacation disaster.
Since that post, I have been amazed. Sharing about my experience has widened my world.
People have shared with me about their trailer mishaps, damaged stabilizers, shredded tires, and burned out engines. Everyone has a story about a vacation gone bad.
This is because camping disasters are what make you and me human!
The interesting thing is that when you share about your disaster, other people want to share theirs too. It’s human nature. It brings out people’s empathy, and our desire to connect.
But if you don’t take a risk and share your disaster, the connection may never happen.
You will find this in addiction recovery, in mental health, in parenting and in relationships. Everywhere you go, you find that people have a disaster in their back pocket. We all have them.
I invite you to take on this task this week: pick one of your disasters and share it. It could be a camping or a vacation disaster. Or it could be a computer melt-down or a technology blow-out. Or you may choose something more personal like taking a hit to your addiction recovery or a set back to your mental health.
A few rules: You are not allowed to feel like a schmuck. This is not about revisiting your pain or making yourself feel stupid. You are not any different than the rest of the human race, so jump in and share your story. You also don’t have to share your most personal, most painful event. Share what is comfortable and what challenges you a little.
Once you do, I’d love to hear about it. Message me on facebook or leave a comment.
You and I are part of the community of the Human Beings. And as HB’s, we break stuff. Let’s talk about it.
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