Is this a gift or a burden? I often find myself asking this question.
The answer would have to be: it depends.
How are we choosing to look at it?
Often times we experience a really intense and painful time in our lives, only to look back years later to discover it was a crossroads where we changed direction, leading us to a much better place for us in the long run. Where we would have never volunteered to go down that path had we been given the choice.
Such is life. As humans we tend to take the path of least resistance. But the gems lie in the path less traveled.
It’s all perspective.