CC: Challenges; Obstacles; Roadblocks
Subject: Thank you!
Dear Hardships, It’s taken me many years to appreciate your presence in my life. Looking back over the quarter-century of my existence, I’ve seen your manifestation in many aspects of my life, during some of my most trying hours. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t trade those hours in for anything. If I never fell, I’d never know the courage of getting back up. If I never saw the face of death, I’d never know the value of life. If I never saw the darkness, I’d never know the brilliance of light. It is in our trials, our sorrows and our discomforts that our spirit grows and our character cultivates. This morning, as I looked back at my most troubling times, I realized something. You have an alias; you go by another name.
You didn’t think anyone knew, but I discovered your secret. “Hardship” is really a pseudonym for “Opportunity”. You are one in the same. The hardships we all experience are opportunities for growth and the seeds of greatness. When we rise above our challenges, our obstacles and our roadblocks, we can inspire others to do the same. We can light the path with our stories, our strength and our truth. And when we help others, we serve the evolution of this great universe. All because of you. Hardship, you are one of our most misunderstood blessings. Love, Davey Wavey P.S. I CC’ed your buddies “Challenges”, “Obstacles” and “Roadblocks”. If they don’t get this memo, please pass it along. P.P.S. Don’t worry, I won’t share your secret.