Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanks for Awesome People

Today in Sunday school, we discussed examples of people who have gone through trials, and yet who have been able to boldly face those challenges.  (We were reading some of Paul's epistles.)  Our discussion reminded me of the following excerpt, which came from a general conference talk which is found here:

Recently a nine-year-old boy was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. The doctor explained the diagnosis and the treatment, which included months of chemotherapy and major surgery. He said it would be a very difficult time for the boy and his family but then added, “People ask me, ‘Will I be the same after this is over?’ I tell them, ‘No, you won’t be the same. You will be so much stronger. You will be awesome!’”

Thankful thought:  I'm not going to name names for this post, but I admire those people who have allowed their trials to shape them into the awesome people they are, but have not allowed those trials to define them.  I have been surprised more than once to learn that cheerful individuals have actually experienced great tragedy and sorrow in the past. 



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