Q: Does anything good come out of bad times?
When you look back at the difficult, stressful, etc., periods in your life, can you now say something positive was a result? We know, of course, when neck deep in troubles, thinking “this is gonna be a blessing to me”, or anything positive is the furthest thought imaginable-maybe even suicide would’ve been a more welcome idea! Yet, in the back of your mind are you thinking, “hey, this too shall pass”? And, we’ve all heard the, “no pain, no gain” line.
I think I’m talking about more than just “a bad day”, as well as something short of a death of a loved one. Is the good automatically to be expected from times of trouble? Are tough periods in our life a requirement for the bestowing of some types of character traits? What benefits, if any, have arrived in your life due to these stressful times? Can we be our best only by experiencing some of the worse? Do you think only by walking through these dark tunnels could you see a certain kind of light? One thing I know is times of trouble are much more easily survived with the help of others. That assistance can simply be a quickie phone call or a brief note. Such a simple, brief act can, like a miracle, part the storm clouds and “let the sun shine in!”
Just thinking, just wondering. I can put down much more thoughts on this subject, but what y’all think?