"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elizabeth Kubler Ros
I came across this quotation a few months ago and really enjoyed it, but it wasn't until a few days ago that I read it again and realized how perfectly it describes some of the Rising Star Outreach patients I have been blessed to work with. After losing literally everything from their homes to the fingers on their hands they somehow manage to give limitless amounts of love to each individual they encounter.
Beautiful people do not just happen.