Hi Readers — We’ve been spending today thinking about what it would mean to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. In other words, about great success and whether it is worth the peril. Here’s a nice sermon from a pastor named John F. Hudson in Sherborn, Mass., about the value of the opposite: failure. Since I have a whole chapter in my book called, “Fail! It’s The New ‘Succeed!” it naturally appealed to me.
Main points? Defeats and detours can take us to the best places. Life isn’t meant to be a straight line anyway. And the greatest lesson our kids can learn is that when they do fail, it’s not the end. All they have to do is try, try again.
(Unless they’re in the middle of the ocean. But that’s another blog post.) — Lenore