There’s a good first-person story over at Let Grow. Robin Phillips (pictured) was on her way to visit her dad in Hawaii when she got bumped from a plane at Los Angeles Airport about 50 years ago, when she was 13. The next plane was the following day.
Robin spent the night eating, reading — even met a celebrity. What did she not do? Panic.Â She remembers the night as a turning point that showed her who she was. Here it is, half a century later and she is still grateful for it.
I’m betting you have a story of your young self when something went wrong when you were away from home and you, too, rose to the occasion.Â Or maybe you’ve even witnessed this in your own kid(s). Please share the tale. I am so sick of “Anything terrible could happen!” becoming the knee-jerk excuse for curtailing all childhood adventures.
Let’s make, “Anything could happen!” into a cheer. Yes! When you’re out there, meeting the world — anything could happen! That is exactly what life is about!