A Phone Call Can Change Everything…

We have all had them; phone calls that interrupt out utopia with news that derails and discourages. You never know when they will arrive…they show up unannounced and uninvited. The double D threat of disability or disaster…leading to death or debt!

The last few weeks the phone has been ringing a bit. Mechanical malfunctions, total-loss vehicles, unemployment, and loved ones that have passed away. It would be easy to be derailed.

Then the TV reminds you that it could be worse…the challenges that the people in Japan are experiencing loom overwhelming.

Then again…

“The size of human suffering is absolutely relative…It is a peculiarity of man that he can only live by looking to the future…The unemployed worker, for example, is in a similar position. His existence has become provisional and in a certain sense he cannot live for the future or aim at a goal.” (Viktor Frankl)

We all have our challenges…and we all need hope for the future.

Just remember…the phone that may intrude with challenge,  is also quite capable of delivering opportunity. One never knows which it will be…until you answer.