Hardships vs blissful encounters. Which are you most grateful for?

I read this at the weekend – and it rang true for me. I loved it <3 
“I would never trade my hardships – past, present, or future – for blissful encounters.  These very tribulations have revealed what true happiness is. 

The darkest nights yield the most luminous dawns. If everything always went your way, you would be denied the precious opportunities to grow, surrender,  trust, evolve. 

Without fear, you would never learn to be courageous. Without anger, you would never learn forgiveness. Without heartbreak, you would never open your heart to true love.”
Sara Avant Stover