Feast or Famine?

Do you think of your life as a feast or famine?

A story is told about a horde of locusts that devastated certain parts of South Africa. The landowners did everything they could to prevent the locusts from eating their crops, but all of their efforts were useless. The feasting of the locusts had completely devastated the land.

Shortly afterwards, something amazing happened. The horde of locusts died, and their bodies were plowed into the land. In a twist of absolute irony, the bodies of the once destructive locusts became the fertilizer that produced the best crops the farmers ever had.

In like manner, our tragedies—though devastating and destructive—often contain a hidden potential for growth. Just as winter is essential for summer, tragedy is essential to an eventual triumph.

Feast or Famine

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Seth Adam Smith

Seth Adam Smith is a best-selling, award-winning author and blogger whose writings have been translated into over thirty languages and featured on Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, and many other news outlets around the world.

A survivor of a suicide attempt in 2006, Seth is an advocate for resources and understanding concerning depression and suicide prevention and regularly writes about these topics in his books and on his blog. He recently finished "Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern," and is currently working on a series of historical novels set in Colonial America.

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