We all face challenges, some more than others. Yet, strangely, I’ve noticed that those who go through the most difficult seasons and circumstances often handle it better than those who say, have a hangnail that nearly sends them over the edge. Yes, that’s an exaggeration, but you’ve seen it too. Often, the strongest people have endured the most difficult trials one could face. They seem to have an attitude and inner resolve that they’re going to come out better than when they went into the fire.
Sometimes the only thing we can change is the way we think about things. And that changes everything, doesn’t it? If you decide in your mind that no matter what happens, you’re going to learn, grow and change for the better, then you technically win. Because life or the forces thereof will try to take you down at times and even finish you off, but the only way you lose is if you quit. So don’t do that. Keep standing. Even when you’re tired of fighting. Standing in the midst of the storm. Every one of us can choose to do it, but not everyone will. Be that one, and you might find you are one among many who are standing with you.