I admire people who have overcome difficulties to achieve. I find so few people today that can stand any adversity - people whine and complain at the slightest inconvenience. In the past character seemed to matter more, and Helen Keller was one such person of character. She said:
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved." - Helen Keller
Thank you for posting this quote. In attempting to overcome a physical issue, I am beginning to find the truth of what Helen learned. For awhile the temptation to give up was great, but it seems that there is a greater purpose in suffering. Even if I have difficulty in finding a job, something will have changed in me. Life still has meaning, and perhaps even more now.