1. I agree that some suffering helps me to know that I can be strong when I need to be, but there is some suffering I would not wish for others, Ruth. I think I am talking about those little children in our world who do not deserve the lives they lead.

  2. Yes, I agree, Linda. There are too many undeserving scars in our world and too much suffering for people to endure. I supposed these words give me hope because they press me to believe that people (even young children) can rise above the hurt and be strong, making the world a better place. Children with scars are very dear to my heart and I need to be reminded that these scars will not prevent them from living strong, compassionate, influential lives.

  3. Oh, I see what you're taking from this & that is a good thing. I too want to help those children know that they can survive & be stronger “because” of the struggle. I think I just become so upset when I see that children have things happen that never should “be”. I want to wish it away!