“Whether I wish these things or not, they’re going to happen. And whether you benefit from them or not will depend upon your ability to see the message in your misfortunes.”
How wonderful would it be for all our kids to hear these words not just at special ceremonies, but regularly in their daily lives from the adults they know and trust? Misfortune WILL come to all of us…and how we RESPOND to it and what we LEARN from it will make all the difference in our lives.
You can watch Roberts’ entire speech below, and I surely hope you do so — with your kids! As I will do with my teen TODAY.
A version of this post was originally published in May 2017, and has been updated.