30 Days of Gratitude: Day 17 - Struggle

I know what you are thinking - why would anyone be grateful for struggle? Here's a few reasons why:

  • Builds character
  • Makes you humble
  • Gives you perspective
  • Motivates you to work harder
  • Shows you how to fend for yourself, yet still accept responsibility
  • When you have struggled, life without it is easy. If you have never struggled, you have never felt the reality and pain of everyday life. Then life's not so easy.
  • Opens the door for self-reflection
  • Doesn't allow you to take things for granted and makes you think about what you have
  • Doesn't make you long for what you don't have
  • Requires that you survive the situation
  • Hopefully, makes your later years in life more enjoyable
  • Helps you learn, constantly
Can you think of other reasons one would be grateful for struggle? Living is worth the struggle, I think.

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