Harvey Dorfman's Dad said, "Sufferin makes you stronger, kid, as long as you survive." He may have borrowed that from Friedrich Nietzsche who said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
Harvey was the best mental skills coach I've known and I was lucky to have him as a mentor. In addition to World Series Rings as a coach, he won a national championship as a goalie in college and survived serious asthma as a child.
In What Happy People Know, author Dan Baker outlines what he calls “Qualities of Happiness.” Not all have to be present, and they don’t all have to be there in equal amounts. Still, most must be abundant for someone to experience the kind of lasting, rock-solid happiness that endures even when life gets tough to take. And if there is one thing in life you can count on, it is that life will get tough!
LOVE • "The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away." (from The Sound of Music). Being loved is awesome and giving love is even better.