It is often the most difficult moments of our lives that guide us to our purpose.

I had the pleasure of getting together with Mike Coots on a recent trip to Hawaii. Mike was bitten by a shark while surfing many years ago and has since dedicated much of his life to the protection of sharks as well as to helping others with prostheses challenge their limits.

Watching Mike’s story is a great way for you kids to understand how these difficult parts of life can actually be the best things that happened to us. Watch his story here.

Thanks Mike for showing us what this important skill looks like in action! You can learn more about Mike at