I recently met with an individual from our church who is near the end. He has suffered with cancer and various other diseases the last 8 years and has been a great witness to me throughout it all. One thing that struck me the other day as he is now in hospice was his comment, "One has to see the blessings throughout our lives, and not the short-term!"
The last 8 years been rough, but throughout his life he explained to me all the blessings he has received. What a thought for all of us. It doesn't take real long to remember our blessings that our Lord brings and that the ultimate blessing of Christ is always there.
May we all have the same perspective in faith throughout anything.