“Don’t waste another second thinking that you’re failing when really all you’re doing is growing.” Chani Nicholas
Every day is a learning experience, and we are constantly learning and growing. With new knowledge and new experiences, we become stronger and a little more resilient. With the world in chaos, the ever-looming pandemic, the increased loss of friends and family members, we need to look on the bright side, as every dark cloud has a silver lining. By staying home more and traveling less, the earth can heal and recover through reduced toxic emissions. By staying home more, we can now connect with our friends, families, and local communities. The loved ones we have lost are no longer suffering and are now free.
We live We learn as human beings, as communities, as a country and as a world.
Here is an example in Sweden how they have become more resilient as a country and a community.
POLITICAL COMMITMENT FOR FLOOD PROTECTION IN ARVIKA
The autumn of 2000 was unusually warm and rainy
in Sweden causing the water to rise higher and
higher in Kyrk Bay and threaten the Municipality
of Arvika. The excessive amount of water resulted
in the largest flood event in Sweden. Fourteen
years later, the municipality continues to improve
flood risk management. In order for these flood
protection measures to be in place, good political
leadership and governance for disaster risk reduction helps in protecting the city from another
major flood event.