Lately I've been struck with how many of the people in my circle are struggling - real, heart-wrenching, life-changing struggles - and by how many challenges this past year or two has held for me, as well.
I've long held a belief in both a pre-earth existence and an afterlife. Part of that belief includes the concept that we signed on to learn certain lessons here in this mortal sphere. Alexandra Franzen's blog post on 9/27 spoke to and validated my belief. You should click over and read "You chose your challenges. And you chose right." - well worth your time!