“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb
Anyone can do well and be the nice person when life is presenting the sweet in life, but the test of who we are at the core is revealed during the bitter times. Can I be a kind, giving, and compassionate person when all seems to be aflame and crashing? Can I give the best during the worst? There is a type of maturity that rises when we maintain balancing and stay fairly even during the down times. The path of least resistance may seem easier but often offers nothing but the smooth ride.
Keep going, persevere, you area equal to all life offers.