“She was born and lived happily ever after. The End.”

We have no story if our book of life reads this way. We need a beginning, middle, and end. Our tale requires emotion, ups and downs, conflict, and climax to be complete. Most of all, we, the main character must have character. Those trials and tribulations make us who we are. They build and strengthen us emotionally and help us to be more understanding and compassionate.

We also appreciate the good times in contrast with the bad. A sunny day is so much more enjoyable after a week of rain.

If you are in the midst of a storm, hang in there. The clouds will pass, the sun will shine again, and you will be better because of it.

©2014, Mary K. Doyle

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