Did you know September 11, 2001, was not the first time a plane flew into a Skyscraper in New York City? On July 28, 1945, a B-25 bomber that was lost in fog smashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building. The plane tore through the building and killed 14 people, but the Empire State Building did not experience meltdown.
Experts say that if the plane that hit the World Trade Center had flown into the Empire State Building instead, it would have stood the test. Why? Because the foundation is firmly planted in bedrock, its stairwells are encased in thick concrete, and its steel interior is braced to its limestone cladding in ways untypical of the newer towers.
When the storms of life come (and they will come) whether or not you stand is dependent on whether your life is firmly planted in, and made up of, values that will endure.