The Gift of Hardship

The Gift of Hardship by Tatiana Denning is an excellent short 5 minute read of “Our most important life lessons come when difficulties rain upon us.” 

I read a lot of articles every day, almost all about insurance, but this one caught my attention yesterday. It’s a compelling read.

I read it once, then read it again. It reminded me of some of the people I’ve met before and how they reacted to hardship. Some ran away, others stood firm taking things in stride with inner peace. Human nature is an interesting study.

Here are some excerpts:

“Perhaps no group better exemplifies this than the WWII generation……..Those who weathered the Great Depression are famed for their work ethic, tenacity, ingenuity, and character. What about the 1930’s caused this group to be later dubbed the Greates Generation?”

“…..despite, or perhaps because of, the hardships this generation endured, they have a strength and resilience not found in other generations. She points out that they exhibit many admirable characteristics, such as a sense of personal responsibility, humility, frugality, a strong work ethic, commitment, integrity, and self-sacrifice – all traits of a strong moral character.”

Tatiana Denning is a family medicine physician who focuses on wellness and prevention. She believes in empowering her patients with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and improve their own health.