"...time and again we indeed find that the greatest lives are those beset by travail and challenge; that the most balanced personalities are forged by the need to deal with changing circumstances and to constantly adapt to new climates and environments.
. . .Why is it that the individual who enjoys a tranquil existence is never as "fragrant" and "delectable" as the one who is battered by the vicissitudes of life?"
from Chabad.com. I was studying this morning - and this encouraged me. I've had a challenging time of it for the last while - now I see it's all meant for Good.