Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Can You be a "Master of Hardships?"

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”

Helen Keller

Those who knew her say she had a huge ego and was often a bit “prickly” to be with. That said, she was uniquely qualified to comment on mastering hardship.

I continue to be inspired by clients, family and friends who are successfully handling hardship these days. Their stories and example buoy my spirits and, if our media was truly interested in contributing to a better world, those stories should be shouted from the rooftops.

Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing. My recommendation is to seek out those people and circumstances that reinforce life affirming beliefs and attitudes. After all, it’s your personal choice of how you maintain your inner being. Why not choose extraordinary environments? Comments are welcome!

With love and respect,


A personal note:

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1 comment:

jhubbel said...

I hardly know my boundaries if I don't know hardships. I hardly know my capacity for love if I don't know hardships. I hardly know the capacity for my humanity if I don't know hardships. Hardships help me define and explore the extent of everything that I can be, and how much I can give in the face of adversity, and how much God can push me and still I can say to Him, "give me more, I am your servant."

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