Happy Monday my friends,

At times, we all will encounter some difficulties in our lives and think, how will I ever get through it. Sometimes we may even feel that we are not a deserving person to have a stress free life. Or look at others and perceive them to seem to get everything they want just as easy as can be. Not everything in life will always be happy and carefree.  It is through our trials, stress and difficulties we can build ourselves into a stronger and more positive person.
EXPERIENCE and CHARACTER
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” (Helen Keller)

We may wish for an easier life at times, but we know that the way we handle ourselves in the difficult periods is what truly shapes who we are. The people we admire the most aren’t those who’ve had everything given to them. They are the people who have had to work hard even suffer to achieve what they have achieved.
NOTE TO SELF:
I can handle life’s tragedies and setbacks. I don’t welcome these events, but I recognize that they have much more to do with defining my character than happy times do.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. (Lao Tzu)
Do not permit the events of your daily life to bind you, but never withdraw yourself from them. (Zen saying)
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose of the shore. (Christopher Columbus)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off