STOP AND THINK – Happy is he who learns from the misfortunes of others. (Aesops Fables)

Life’s adversities often cause depression and the temptation to give up. But if we can learn from others’ problems how to avoid those awful results, we can learn even more from our own misfortunes. They can be great opportunities for learning—learning how to handle stress, how to do better, how to avoid repeated disasters. Don’t give up, learn and grow.

It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. (Psalm 119:71)