10 GOOD THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN HARD TIMES

1) I am stronger than I think.

2) This won't kill me, even though it feels like it might.

3) Look around.  THESE are my real friends. Note to self.

4) Prayer is not pathetic; it is essential and actually works.

5) There are many people going through something even WORSE right now - resist the urge to complain.

6) Getting my mind off myself and helping someone else is the best therapy.

7) True Wisdom can only be learned through facing difficulty.  I will come out of this a wiser person, better prepared for the future.

8) This won't last forever.  Hard times DO end.

9) I will develop a compassionate heart. The kindness I need in this moment - is the kindness I will give away. Because I know how much it means now.

10) I am not alone.  God really is with me. No matter what.