So often those experiences we determine to be the most frightful and troublesome will, with the passage of time, turn out to be the greatest aids in helping us become the people we want to be. More often than not, we will find ourselves looking back with gratitude, counting each experience as the true blessing it reveals itself to be.
For a more timely revelation of such blessings we need do nothing more than insist on finding good in the immediate situation, even when it shows no sign or symptom of goodness. For just as a rose by any other name remains a rose, so does a blessing, no matter what we might call it in any given moment, remain a blessing.
"May you always be willing to see the blessing even in those times when it is hidden well. "
~ a friend ~