STOP AND THINK – 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, deaf and blind American author and lecturer)

No one likes to suffer; we all try to avoid it as much as possible. Few of us have had to live with the handicaps that Helen Keller experienced, yet she persevered and became the first blind and deaf person to earn a college degree. She wrote and lectured about her experiences and became an inspiration for multitudes of people. Use your tough times to learn and grow.

We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:3-4)