“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde
Trials and tribulations are no stranger to me. I cannot say that I don’t still experience fear when I feel them approaching. However, at the same time, I realize my “problems” are quite small in the grand scheme of things, and with every major hurdle, I either learn something invaluable, gain a certain strength I never saw coming, or develop a stronger sense of self – all of which help with getting through whatever life decides to throw at me next.
You know how people say “In five years from now, will this really matter?”, and the answer is almost always ” hell no”? Kind of the point I am getting at. Think about the last thing that troubled you…and then think of something you thought was a HUGE deal five years back. Well, you made it five years, right? So chances are you found a way to get through it. And more likely than not, you are either laughing at the fact that it even got to you at the time, or looking back fondly, and maybe nostalgically, knowing now how far you’ve come as a result.
If nothing else, it is a good view to take on life when tough things get tossed your way. We can only control so much, so let’s take control of the things we can, and do it in a positive way. Doesn’t mean things will be perfect but, if you choose this route, the worst you’ll end up with is a “best case scenario”.
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