This quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, which came to me through the Issues book, speaks such truth to my heart.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
Let's not let our desire to control our circumstances to prevent heartache prevent our hearts from becoming beautiful.