Over the last dozen or so years I’ve come to realize that trials are crossroads in life. Though you may be powerless to change the path you have been asked to bear, you have full freedom to choose how it will affect you emotionally and spiritually. You can either curse God and die or you can humbly submit to your Father’s will. One path will lead to darkness, anger and isolation while the other leads to peace, comfort, a realization of the many blessing you are so graciously given and a softening of your heart to where you are more able to sympathize with others’ burdens and more desirous to help, comfort and mourn with them. It can also give you a glimpse into the heart of our Savior and lead to greater love and charity for your fellow man and give you a greater desire to follow Him. I'm thankful for the crossroads I've been blessed with and the paths I've chosen.