I feel like I'm going through a lot right now, to be honest. My immediate family is going through the ringer and it's hard waking up in the morning, thinking, "How am I ever going to make it through this day?" But we don't become powerful people by letting our life happen around us- we choose to engage, to respond with dignity and we keep persistently pressing on. A powerful river once started as a small stream, and before that, just a trickle of water. Be persistent and diligent in everything you do, even when it's painful. Eventually you will be the river that cuts through the rock, and your testimony of overcoming that hard obstacle will also help others overcome theirs.