It seems like all I hear anyone talking about lately is how we should get this or that for free, we should never have to work or pay for so and so and how we as humans are entitled to have it all. Where does it state that? I would never wish hardship on anyone, I would love the entire world to be rainbows and sunshine for all but the fact is, it isn't and it is our hardships that mold us into who we are. Like a piece of coal that has endured extreme pressure for years and years only to be discovered then taken and painstakingly cut and chiseled until finally... a diamond.
Those of us who persevere through the stress and strain of hardship or challenges and keep working toward creating ourselves, it is WE that emerge like diamonds on the other side. I am glad that I had to work for what I have, I am grateful for the struggles that I learned to get through, I am positively joyous that I learned how to take care of myself and my family. It is those lessons that set us apart from ordinary. So today, be a diamond, shine brightly and be grateful for the pressure that molded you into something so brilliant, shine that light for others as an example and Live Inspired Now!