This quote reminds me of a story about my brother. My brother's Dad had passed away and he saved his money and bought a salt and pepper shaker for Mom for Christmas. He was so proud and happy to be able to give her a gift. She proceeded to chew him out for doing such a thing and was ungrateful for the deed. He is 60 yrs old and it has never been forgotten....forgiven but not forgotten.
I love this.
"He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (II Corinthians 12:9-10, ESV)
praise him in the hallway
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) - But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ... and knows what is in that, what wisdom and prudence, justice and integrity, mercy and goodness, and other princely qualifications are in that heart.