Name: Donnell Hicks
Title: Overcoming the Odds in Life
Every day in life we have obstacles, trials, and tribulations to overcome along with mending the pieces of our broken heart back together again from the tragedies that strike our lives or even worse, our family. It is very important never to wave the white flag when flowing through the rough seas, for the reason that there’s a chance to fight for another day when life takes us by surprise only to hand us a platter filled with disaster.
There’s not a day or a moment that goes by we don’t have trouble knocking at our front door attempting to stir the peaceful human nature we as humans sometimes desperately seek beyond the indigenous of mankind. So many significant factors can play a part in the struggles of our daily lives. Take for example, Hurricane Sandy that tore apart the northeast. So many people lost their lives and left behind unspeakable damage in its aftermath. Yet, the people in the northeast are coming together, coping together, and loving one another to overcome the disaster they’ve sustained in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The only way to deal with hardships in life such as not finding a job and not having enough money to pay bills or put food on the table, is to keep the faith, have humility, and give praise to God that he will help each and every last one of us seek the light to prosperity. Also you must show courage in the face of danger, forgiving your enemies who have done you wrong, showing love, smiling and pushing forward with your dreams despite setbacks from family and friends.
On the contrary, some people might take another route to overcome the odds of having their hearts broken. He/she will certainly wash the pain away with a bottle of booze, indulge into drugs for comfort, or worst of all commit suicide to end the agony life brings one from all angles night after night, day after day. What I’ve learned now experiencing life at 26 years old is that there is never a gateway to giving up because of setbacks. Life is filled with so many surprises good and bad; it is how you take the punches from the invisible forces - especially from family and friends who will end up forsaking you in the process. Either you get knocked down or get back up to live another day.
Life is all about having triumph over tragedy to have a testimony to tell the world regarding the hard past you’ve come out of. As human beings, we must understand life isn’t immortal. Truth is, life is mortal at the same time we write our testimonies to share to the world, to enrich the lives of those who are in the position of giving up in their lives all because of minimum to major setbacks. A drug addict can turn his/her life around to be an ex-drug addict; a gang member can turn his life around to be an ex-gang member; a deadbeat father or a deadbeat mother can turn his/her life around to become better parents; the same can go for a homosexual, a lesbian, a killer, as well as a thief. Any person can make a change to overcome the odds in their lives.
The real secret to overcoming the odds is to live one day at a time, one day in the moment.