The surface of the lake was like a glass mirror. Not a ripple was to be seen anywhere. A loon emerged from a fishing foray under water and decided to leave the lake, perhaps to a better fishing spot. There was much flapping of wings and churning of the water as the loon tried to take off. The loon’s body was just too heavy and the wings were unable to create enough lift. What was needed was a headwind to race into and create the lift as the air rushed over the wings. No amount of repeated, exhausting attempts without a breeze, allowed the loon to take off. Eventually a wind did come and the loon successfully soared away. Perhaps there are times when adversity provides the impetus for us to rise to the occasion. Maybe contrary winds are actually just what we needed in certain circumstances.
Turn adversity into a teacher instead of a destroyer.