Day 1014. Some people have all the luck. They're beautiful, healthy, rich, popular, smart, adored, talented, have great posture, and nothing ever seems to go wrong. A friend told me, when she lost her husband to death, too suddenly, too soon, that she didn't seek out her happily married friends for comfort...she conversed with other devastated widows and found courage to go on. Perhaps all those hard-knocks, missed opportunities, major mistakes, and brutal backstories give us some depth, some empathy that just wouldn't come any other way. "Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the top of a mountain. So are many things learned in adversity which the prosperous man dreams not of." (Charles Spurgeon, English clergy, 1800s) Besides, I'll bet the tree on the right has better stories to tell.
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