"We aquire the strength we have overcome."
~ RW Emerson ~
I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that if we can stop fighting situations as they arise and let things be what they are, then lessons and goodness abound. I believe that there is goodness even in hardship, love in pain, and grace in suffering.
It's not that life is bad when it challenges us, or evil, or even unfair, but only that it is a mysterious journey where more often than not, we find our faith and our courage through the situations and circumstances that push us past our limit, and challenge us the most.
I believe in silver linings, and that opportunity exists in the least likely of places.