STOP AND THINK – People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. (Eleanor Roosevelt, late USA “First Lady”)

Experience is a teacher without parallel. We can learn a lot from books, classes, hard study and research, but what we experience personally, we remember with clarity. And if we value the events of our life, we can profit immensely, discarding what was worthless and clinging to what was beneficial in our training.

I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom; … I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.” (Ecclesiastes 1:16)