I love this quote because we so often fail to appreciate that our struggles are always opportunities for growth. Sure, we often wish we could have an easy life of constant happiness, but that’s not how our world works. Even the mightiest oak tree starts as a seed struggling to fight for its place in the world. (As cliche as that sounds!)
One of the lessons I’ve found hardest to learn is that mistakes are part of the learning process. Forgiving yourself for your mistakes is like giving yourself permission to try again. And we all deserve another chance to get it right.