Are hard times in life a gift sometimes?

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  1. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
    Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years ago

    Are hard times in life a gift sometimes?

    Has there been a hard time in your life that looked nothing like a gift but you look back on it now and realize it was a gift?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Not a gift exactly, but preparation for more stressful times in the future.

  3. Glasso profile image61
    Glassoposted 5 years ago

    Hard times help to build-up the character. It produces patience and strengthen the character. During hard times we show ourselves and other who we truly are.

    1. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image59
      Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true Glasso. Happy hubbing!

    2. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Glasso! I would not be who I am today without them. Although I wish there weren't so darn many!

  4. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I believe life is ever learning in different stages.

    Whether hard times or good life, it is always a lesson in life. We learn and teach our younger generations so they can avoid obstacles that we had faced. All these encounters are treasure to younger generations. We should embrace it and teach our kids.

    1. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know when I am faced with a difficult situation I tell myself, and my son, that this is a growth opportunity.

  5. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
    ReneeDC1979posted 5 years ago

    I would say hard times are a gift because they teach you how to deal with future situations, good and bad.  They prepare you for other times that may be difficult and stressful to you.  They also help you learn about your inner strength and really find out what you can and cannot handle.  And you never know, what you have been through can be a model for someone else to overcome.  Then it is a gift to you and someone else.

    1. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image59
      Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Renee, that's great insight about hard times.

    2. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Eunice. This is very insightful!

    3. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you both!!!!  Keep hubbing!

  6. cjpooja26 profile image62
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    Life treats every situation in same way ,it depends on you whether you are taking it positive or negative. But for me, yes, because hard times gives us so many lessons and for the future it becomes gift from the hard time.

  7. kingsingh profile image59
    kingsinghposted 5 years ago

    Hard times are gift if you are able to get through them and learn from the experience. Sometimes, going through hard times only makes you a stronger person.

    1. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed! I know I would not be the person I am today without them.

  8. savvydating profile image94
    savvydatingposted 5 years ago

    Hard times are just part of life. They can be turned into gifts or into more hard times, such as resentment or righteous indignation. Obviously, the latter choice is not useful, at least not for the long term. However, we are free to choose.

  9. Lady Wordsmith profile image78
    Lady Wordsmithposted 5 years ago

    When you're in the middle of them it doesn't feel that way.  But once you're out the other side and have got some distance and a bit of perspective, then definitely, yes.  How you deal with difficult times can make you feel very proud of yourself, or can teach you what not to do next time.

    1. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It definitely doesn't feel that way where you are in them! But, I have had situations in the past that, though they were hard at the time, I see them now as a gift.

  10. ambercita04 profile image79
    ambercita04posted 5 years ago

    I would say yes. I was laid off of work over a year ago. And finding a job since has been harder than ever. At first and even sometimes, I find myself being depressed by my situation of helplessness in a sense because I have to depend on the government and family for help. But when I sit back to look at my situation through positive eyes, I see the fact that for the past year, I have been able to stay home with my young son and build a relationship that having a job would not have allowed me to do. My son is 1 and a half years old and we have a very close bond that I will always cherish and may be a blessing especially when the teenage years come...

    1. Kimberly Vaughn profile image81
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow ambercita! I am so impressed that you have been able to take this difficult period in your life and turn it into something postive. I wish you luck on your job search.

 
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