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This is another wonderful quote that addresses adversity. When you go through rough times it is very easy to get upset about what you are going through, and to feel like it is wrong and unfair. By approaching adversity in this manner, you are shortchanging yourself. Instead like this quote see the struggles in your life as challenges to overcome and learn from, and as a way to grow.
I am sure you have met people who seem to coast through life with very little struggle or problems. They just seem to live in a bubble protected from the trials most people face from time to time. You might even find yourself feeling envious of them when things are really rough.
Instead of feeling envious of them, realize that because you have gone through times of adversity that you are a person of more character and depth. When you struggle and overcome obstacles in life, you learn lessons which make you stronger. You grow closer to the person you can be instead of remaining stagnant.
Every experience you have, good or bad, is a lesson to be learned. Every triumph or tragedy you go through, is a chance to grow and improve yourself. Every success or failure you achieve, is an opportunity to build depth in your character as a person.
Life is a balance and has ups and downs. The more you experience, the more you can experience. Embrace your times of struggle like you do your times of joy. Pay attention to what they have to teach you. Over time, you will be far more enlightened because of your times of trouble than because of your times of bliss.
When you think about it from this perspective, there is not much to be envious of those people who live in their little bubbles with few problems. Instead, they should be more envious of you.
I am no stranger to struggles and challenges. I have been through many over the years, and am still going through some at this time. I have shared some of my times of adversity already, and as we walk this journey together, I will share even more. I hope by sharing this journey with me, you will find what you need to overcome the adversity in your life and reach for your successes.
(PS an update on my current struggle)
I have reached my goal of 370 to pay half the rent, and I appreciate all the help people have given me. I am still working on sorting out the stuff with my bank, and it will probably be another month before I am completely back on my feet again. If I have provided you with value, and you wish to donate something to help me keep going, I have a donation button here