While many may yearn for simpler times, life for the early pioneers was hard, fraught with danger, struggle, and adversity. There was no shortage of ways to test one’s resolve. Opportunities to refine one’s character abounded.
Simply stated, adversity and hardship define our characters more than any other form of learning.
For whatever reason, one day you’ll wake up ready to take on the day, but without warning, you will find drama, hardship, and adversity standing in your kitchen. When you went to bed, the skies were clear and bright. But somewhere in between pouring your first cup of coffee and answering the phone call that will test your resolve before your coffee even turns cold, storm clouds rolled in to darken your day.
When these storms of life roll in, they will either define you or consume you.
Choose the former.
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