It is easy to give thanks for the good times. But let us rather give thanks for the hardships. For many of life's most valuable lessons, such as quiet courage, solid determination, and soul-cleansing humility, are learned by us in adversities. The virtues that strengthen our character were not acquired in the warmth of the sunshine... but in the rain. ____________________________ "Quiet Courage" Inspirational Mug Inspirational Gifts. Enjoy your favorite inspirational message along with the beautiful photography every morning over coffee. Start your day with the motivational food for thought.