I have yet to meet a person who has not heard about what has been in the news about the 12 members of a youth football (soccer) team in Thailand who were lost in a cave. For 17 days we have been hearing about fear, the worry, and finally the wonderful news of the successful rescue and the ability for the children to soon be reunited with their families. I found myself tuning in every day, using social media to find live updates, started checking all the media outlets to check the tally as the boys were coming out, and reached out to friends when I heard the news that all 13 were rescued. It touched everyone in many ways and it brought the world together to cheer for something and hope for something better.
It amazing what can be taken away from this experience. There are so many positive life lessons that can be applied towards how we view the world. Here are just a few examples of what we can take away from this 17 day journey.
As the days, weeks, and months unfold the stories will continue and we will get a better understanding of how truly fantastic this story is. We should only hope that we will all continue to learn, grow, and appreciate all that these courageous people, both in and out of the cave, have taught us. I hope that we all push to apply these lessons to our futures.
There is hope. Thank you, world, for showing us that.
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