“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
I found this quote while going through a painful post on Reddit from a first responder who is clearly still suffering after 9/11. It seems to sum up what life is all about. We are indeed made up of our challenges as well as our triumphs. These days, our challenges seem to be coming at us from all directions. So, if you’re having a tough life, read the quote above. You are a beautiful person. We all can be.