Gratitude for today, day five, I'm thankful for the trials as well as the blessings. The trials of life are like fertilizer, they enhance our growth. We learn from them and once we walk through the fire, we become stronger, better. A friend told me it is like putting clay into a fire. It goes in soft and easily damaged and comes out hard and strong. The blessings are what makes our lives worth living but the hard times are what make us worthy.