The old saying “when life gives you lemons make lemonade” used to be so trite to me. It always seemed to be a pat answer from happy-go-lucky people who didn’t have a lot of pain in life. Now I see things differently.
I’ve learned this: opportunity comes from pain.
When we’re in the middle of a crisis or tragedy, we are not thinking about opportunity, and that is okay.
But eventually, we find we are so much more empathetic and compassionate towards hurting people. And that can only be a good thing.
Additionally, many have pursued training or volunteered in organizations which assist individuals who need help. It can be incredibly fulfilling and healing.