STOP AND THINK – Life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone: kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own. (Adam Lindsay Gordon, 19th century Australian poet)
Most of us would probably agree that life is more than just “froth and bubble,” but we would acknowledge, no doubt, that there is a lot of frivolity in it. Gordon makes a good point, though: being kind to others is an evidence of strong character and concern for others. Also, standing strong in times of difficulty demonstrates the courage of character, as well.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all [of God’s law]; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. (Joshua 1:7)