Blessings in Disguise

“What if your blessings come through raindrops, what if your healing comes through tears.”

This week, as a student, has been very hectic. With the multiple tests, to an away game, and studying, and doing homework, I feel like I’m super stressed out. However, in the midst of all the bustle and hustle, I have come to realize how grateful I am to have an education. Even though my to do list seems to go on and on, I wouldn’t be so stressed out if I didn’t go to school; and there are some people who will never get an education.

In that case my blessings seem to come in raindrops because I would never be able to realize how grateful I am for school without all this stress.

These kids are so happy to go to school because they’re so grateful for the opportunity. I want to learn how to be as grateful as them.

In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, one of the main characters, Dr. Alexandre Manette had been suffering in the Bastille for 18 years. He was depressed and lonesome about being a prisoner. However, some people came to his rescue and he was taken out of his chains. When his son in law was imprisoned, he was able to help free him because of his newly gained popularity with the people for getting out of jail.

In Dr. Manette’s case, his blessing came through raindrops too. He would have thought that his imprisonment did nothing for him and just caused him to feel depressed and upset about his situation as a prisoner. However, his suffering made it all the better because he used it to free someone from their chains.

Suffering isn’t always a bad thing. It’s inevitable. But, if you can remember that blessings do come through raindrops, you can push through the suffering to realize that there was something more than what you went through.

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