"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."
- Helen Keller
Without some amount of trials and suffering in our lives, we as human beings cannot fully reach the depths of our character.
Despite the imagery of what the media, commercials and magazines bombard us with constantly, life is a mix of good with the bad and to believe that we can - or SHOULD - escape it is a pipe dream!
We cannot elude it - but we CAN use it to our advantage as we build our own identity and character - and by helping others who are in the midst of their own battles!!!
When the storm comes, do not cower and do not let it overwhelm you!
Even the most devastating and horrific storms pass!! And we pick up the pieces and move forward!
Embrace and accept the storms - the reward for sticking it out are too numerous to count!!
You are not alone in your battle!