How can we know happiness if we have never known what it feels like to suffer? By experiencing times of hardship, loss or greif we are shaped into a stronger version of ourselves. We learn how to cope and process in the most difficult of times and are able to use our skill set for future challenges. By dealing with difficult obstacles we create a scale of happiness. With suffering being on the opposite side of the spectrum our scale widens with each negative experience. By direct correlation we develop a wider scale of happiness as well. We learn to appreciate a broader range of life's gifts.
Motivation is fuel for the human species. Without motivation there is no driving force behind actions. To live a meaningful life means you have a purpose providing motivation. For me, I find motivation in my relationships - my husband, friends, family and relationship with God. I want to use my intellect and abilities to serve my community and offer love and support to those I care about.