Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.- James Buckham
When I read this quote, I immediately wanted to write about it and share it. I saved it to my drafts thinking I would get around to writing my thoughts, but a month later I still have not written anything. Maybe I should leave it alone or toss it out to you and see what you think about it. Are trials, temptations, disappointments helps or hindrances?