Making Good from Bad

Making Good from Bad
Buzz, Heartbreak

In the midst of tragic events, find hope. Here are 5 ways to do it.

Natural disasters, human-made disasters, and cancer. These are the things I’ve found myself in the midst of recently through no intention of my own. It sucks. It hurts. The events pile on relentlessly.

Even in the midst of these tragedies playing out in my life, I find hope. 

With a constant barrage of news and updates on the conditions of the people who have been harmed, it would be easy to focus on the bad. Instead, I’ve listened to the quiet, still voice in my soul that tells me what I can take from these harsh situations into my daily life.

  1. We have limited opportunities to tell people we love them. Don’t miss one.
  2. We are stronger than we think we are. Be strong for someone in need and be in gratitude when someone else needs to be strong for you.
  3. We are not given a manual that tells us how to live or how to die. It’s OK to figure it out as you go, as long as you learn from your mistakes.
  4. We’re all connected by virtue of our humanity. Respect and kindness are contagious, as are their opposites. Choose wisely.
  5. We’ll never understand the cause of all terrible things. How we respond to each other in those times is how we heal.


Please, be present with the people and creatures you love. They’ll be better for the experience and so will you.

Bradley K. Ward, ACC is Principal Coach and Consultant at The Mission Coach, LLC in Palm Springs, CA. Contact Brad to find out how coaching can help you do what you do, better!