How 17 Days Buried Alive Can Change Your Life – And Maybe Even Change The World…
It’s been just over a year since the Chilean Mine tragedy.
Most have forgotten all about it and have gone on with their lives.
For the 33 people who were trapped in that mine for 33 brutal days… their lives will never be the same.
One of the most amazing things about this story is how the miners handled themselves throughout the ordeal.
Evidence points to the fact that instead of breaking down and fighting, the miners stuck together.
They formed a "community" and helped one another.
One account states the only thing the miners argued about was who was going to be taken out LAST when they were rescued.
Each volunteered to let everyone else go first.
One writer in the Digital Journey recently commented on this and contrasted the Chilean miners to the riots in Great Britain…
Clearly "hope" is something no one should ever lose. No matter how bleak the situation or how dark the circumstances – things can always get better.
The darkest hours are just before the dawn; and, when things change, they often change quickly. Terrible times give way to joy… just about overnight.
Everyone has hard times. They are all different, but they are also relative. Your hard times can be as painful as someone trapped in a mine… if you allow it.
For example, let’s look at the miners and how their lives turned out a year later.
Some of the miners used their brief fame to launch businesses and speaking careers… and they are doing well.
Others are broke and are having serious mental problems.
An article in the Guardian.co.uk states, "They are taking uppers, downers, stabilizers, I think they are over prescribed … They don’t understand why they are taking them but they are fed up with pills… It is not pills they need, but the tools to deal with fame and the tools to renovate themselves."
This is an extreme example. Things are not always as easy as, "making the decision to succeed."
But, if those miners could ban together and help each other survive in the toughest of times, then so can everyone else. If some of those miners could come through that tragedy and use the experience as a positive way to give them a great new life – I’m sure most of the people reading this can take steps to have a better and healthier life too.
Most of the time, it is not the problems we face – or the solutions we come up with – it is the decisions we make about how we react to the outcomes.
Take immediate steps to improve your life and make the decision to enjoy the positive instead of searching for the negative.
~Your Health Is My Business~
Choose to pursue wellness! Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.