You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can’t really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. You can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you’ve known sadness. You have to struggle up the mountainside to appreciate the breathtaking view at the mountaintop.
This is true for me. I think we forget sometimes why we struggle and have things happen to us. When we can grasp that it is all a blessing, that is freedom.