When things aren't going exactly how we'd like them and we're going through "bad times" we shouldn't ask "why me" but rather "what can I learn from this experience".  From every experience we have - whether good or bad - there are lessons to learn, and that if we take a broader view of our experiences, we can learn and grow from what we consider adversity.


I asked G-d for strength that I may achieve,

But I was made weak that I may learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health that I may do greater things,

But I was given infirmity that I may do better things.

I asked for riches that I may be happy,

But I was given poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I may have the praise of men,

But I was given weakness that I might feel the need of G-d.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life,

And I was given life that I may enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I'd hoped for,

And almost, despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am among all men most richly blessed.