Suffering is part of the human condition, or so I'm told. I must confess that It seems so hard for me to give relevance or positive thought to that phrase. I read all the time quotes that tell us to be thankful for the rough times as they are the catalyst that make us strong.
For some reason I find it hard to be thankful for the hardships I have faced in life. I mean ..yes I know and understand that we all go through problems and grief as we journey this mystical, magical road, filled with blind corners and sometimes comical bridges to cross. I know it's all in the grand scheme of things, but I swear I just cannot find comfort in hugging the bad times.
I think I would rather hold onto the times when all is well , when everyone in my world seems to be at ease and enjoying life. When my daughter calls and express her joy in buying a new car or 3 grand graduate high school and all wind up in college within 2 yrs of graduating. Yessss I love those things. I thank God for them as well as thanking Him for bringing me through those hard times. At the end of the day I still say I find nothing gainful in suffering.