Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
“You can’t calm the storm so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” -Timber Hawkeye
I just came across a blog "5 Things To Remember When You're Going Through A Rough Patch" that focuses in five benefits she's gotten
We often see our times of difficulty as blessings in hindsight — and I do feel like I’ve had my fair share. From heartbreak and disease, disabling injury, losing loved ones, poverty and many other traumatic experiences, I could literally fill a book with the hard times I’ve lived through, as I’m sure most people could.
I've developed tools to utilize whenever times get tough again, which they always will — it's all just part of the natural ebb and flow of life. When I find myself in tough circumstances, pushed to the brink and grasping for any shred of joy, I will reach for relief in small moments of beauty and grace: A lovely sunset. A delicious meal. A great song. A hot bath. A funny video.
Sometimes when you're pushed into a bad situation you discover things you might not have otherwise. Even if things are ugly and tough - that doesn't mean you have gotten something (such as your ability to survive ugly and tough times.)
Please add other possible "benefits" in the comments section.