With patience we bear the penance of life. The daily trials may test but never break our will, for we know never to overlook the blessings we are awarded. They come in many forms, when least expected. Those who are of open mind and pleasant disposition are prepared to receive them. They who are enlightened know that everything happens for a reason, whether that reason is made clear to us directly, or in due course. They alone do not merely survive, they truly live in harmony with the universe.