bad times

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

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hope

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Romans 12:12

an Isrish blessing

May God give you – For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer. An Irish blessing

darkness to light

~ That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which makes our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve, which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light. –

Albert Pike

more life

Happiness keeps you sweet,
Trials keep you strong,
Sorrow keeps you human,
Life keeps you humble.