Many of you ask how to deal with “difficult” times in one’s life. Think of this:
A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole the oak tree’s leaves away. Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark, until the oak was tired and stark. But still the oak tree held its ground, while other trees fell all around. The weary wind gave up and spoke, “How can you still be standing, Mister Oak?” The oak tree said, “I know that you can break each branch of mine in two, carry every leaf away, shake my limbs, and make me sway. But I have roots stretched in the earth, growing stronger and stronger since my birth. You’ll never touch them, for you see, they are the very deepest part of me. Until today, I was not sure of just how much I could endure. But now I’ve found, with thanks to you, I’m so much stronger than I ever knew!”
Be thankful for everything in your life, and know that you all win in the end.