What you learn from pain you don’t forget. (Dick Dahlquist, retired college professor)

All of life provides multiple opportunities to learn, and we are always learning or else we will become stagnant. Learning can be fun, of course, and when we learn from happy experiences, it’s all the more fun. But, as Dahlquist suggests, we may remember longer those lessons we learned from painful events. They may hurt but also help.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11)