Some say happiness is our birthright. I don’t know. If we assume this statement is true ... I wonder what life would be like if we had happiness all the time and never needed to wish, work, or pray for it. It was just always there. In one way, I like the idea. But then I wonder how we'd grow, evolve, and reach self-truth and self-care. Can we learn from tough times? Can rough life patches offer insight to a better you? I spent years whining and complaining in misery. Then that misery motivated me to find ways to redirect my attention and behave more constructively. Misery as motivation? Yes.