Sometimes it amazes me how when my life realistically isn't going so hot, I feel even closer to God. For example, money is a big source of strain on me right now but I can't even be too caught up in it (and oddly enough, I feel an urge to tithe more the weeks I have less). All I can think is how blessed I am, how glorious God is, and grateful I am to Him for what He's done for me. He truly is my rock and my strength.
I really do think that Catholics have a unique and under appreciated perspective on suffering. I'll write more on that later, maybe, right now I need to head on out the door.