By Rodney Maxwell
VA Medical Center — Buffalo, NY
Adversity is misfortune when things go wrong: medical conditions, finances, family and spouse problems, friends, or even transportation. I could list a book filled with adversity. Something will always go wrong no matter how and what you plan. It is a part of life and human nature.
Adversity is a powerful word, but the real power is how you deal with it. You still have to function. Life is not going to stop because of an individual’s adversity. Get help. Treatment centers, church, peers, doctors, counselors and most of all self-awareness can help solve problems.
Always remember when you think you have encountered insurmountable adversity, there are others with problems greater than yours.