It's easy to smile when you're happy, but to smile when your heart is broken, takes strength.
It's easy to walk when you can clearly see the path ahead, but to walk when you can't see to take your next step, takes courage.
It's easy to give when you have plenty, but to give when it's all you have left, takes compassion.
It's easy to believe when everything is going your way, but to believe when your world is crumbling around you, takes faith.
It's easy to care when the people around you are benefitting you, but to care when they can offer nothing, takes love.
Be thankful when God gives you the opportunity to grow in strength, courage, compassion, faith and love. It's easy to be a chunk of coal, but to be a diamond, takes pressure.