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I was at a Pre-Paid Legal event today and one of the speakers used a great analogy to demonstrate why adversity is actually good for and makes you stronger.

Think about a tree growing indoors shielded from the elements. This tree will appear to be perfect. It will grow straight and tall. Until, one day, the tree falls over.

The reason the tree falls over is because it never had to resist the wind or face any adversity. Because it never had to resist any wind, the tree never sent out any other roots to anchor itself. Eventually, the tree grew so tall that it just couldn’t hold itself up any more.

The next time you are faced with some form of adversity, just think about this tree. The challenges you face throughout your life each force you to grow stronger and stronger until all lof a sudden one day, you start to find life easier and easier.

Next time you face a challenge, remember to say thanks to God for the lesson and know that he will never give you more than you can handle, even if you don’t believe it yourself.

It’s kind of like the story about The Carrot, The Egg and The Coffee Bean. You can look back in my blog archive if you missed that one.  (Click on “Personal Development” and then go to the bottom and click “older’.

Have a great day!


What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for the rain that will help the spring flowers to start. I’m thankful for all my friends at Pre-Paid Legal. I’m thankful that God gives us what we need even if it’s not what we want!

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