No matter how much we act and think as if a positive attitude, plucky performance, and pure, strong will can overcome any obstacle it simply isn’t true. We’re told over and over in many ways that any obstacle can be surmounted and that any negative can be transformed into a positive; in the majority of cases in most peoples’ lives this can be true through the committed utilization of efforts such as those above and many more that are available to us if we look. There are, however, events we have no control over at all; these may be positive or negative, but are going to happen whether we try to do something about them or not. When they are positive we can celebrate and be thankful. When they are not so positive we can weep and moan, whine and rage though those reactions will change nothing. What we can do that doesn’t add to our pain, grief, and sorrow is to stand tall and face our adversity with the knowledge of and faith in our own self-worth in our stance and in our eyes, in our hearts and in our minds. What better time to recognize your worth and use it than in times of ultimate challenge?