This is one of my favorites quotes of all time and has helped me on many occassions. I'm posting it on my three blogs today as it is applicable to all of us and in all areas of life. When we look upon trials as blessings our whole understandings change and we have renewed hope and purpose. I hope you'll benefit from it as I have.
Elder Orson F. Whitney said: “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God … and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven” (quoted in Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle, 98).