Tough times force us to examine ourselves. They burn out
our weaknesses and flaws, and if viewed correctly, tough
times prepare us for the future. Tough times may make us
stronger. Tough times can force us to grow or change in
ways that "good times" allow us to ignore or cover up.
Tough times force us to discover what we are made of.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the
judgment that something else is more important than fear."
"Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in
truth Is a supremely successful day."
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to
add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de St. Exupery
"One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas.
That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony
in one's life."