"Life has meaning only in the struggles. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggles."--Swahili warrior song
I don't agree with everthing in this quote, but I do like the idea that we grow through struggles. When times are easy, when life goes smoothly, we are apt to "rest upon our laurels" and are reluctant to keep striving, to keep trying, to keep working. Only when life presents us challenges do we stretch and test ourselves.
So, for today, I am (trying to be) grateful for struggles.