Some things in life, as I'm sure you have noticed, are sent to try us. We find ourselves in situations that we can hardly believe that we are now obliged to face, and we think, 'What have I done to deserve this?' Instead of bemoaning our lot or cursing the cruel fates that have driven us into this position, we might be wiser to stop and ask, 'What can I learn from this? How can I turn these circumstances to my advantage?' Now I recognise that this philosophy is much easier to preach than to practise. But it is still worth a try today!