Is Your Life’s Foundation Strong, Or Is It Built On Terrible Sinking Sand?

Darrin Atkins
3 min readSep 17, 2023

You need to make sure that your emotional, social and personal lives are as strong as steel

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“We had to move to another house," said a friend to me the other day.

“Why is that?" I asked. “You’ve been there for twenty years or more."

“The homes in our neighborhood were built on sinking sand. First, there were big cracks in the neighbor’s windows. Then it was another neighbor.”

“Sorry to hear that," I replied.

“Of course we sold and then we had to disclose it to the buyer."

I got to thinking about this the other day. Life is full of these situations, often not having to do with real foundations, concrete issues or sinking sand.

There are other foundations that are just as important as those under a house or building. These are the foundations of life that are social, financial, religious, spiritual or familial.

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How strong is your personal foundation?

These days, life can be very challenging and full of unexpected twists and turns. What are you going to…



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