Recently I received a phone call from a friend that was humbling. It was a good reminder of why I should be vigilant in fighting discouragement, always observant of the tender mercies which are bountiful in my life, and always grateful for the challenges which are mine.
The phone call was not intended to be humbling. It was simply one friend sharing life's experiences, tough experiences. I am grateful for friends who still call and openly share with me, even when they say stuff like "Well, it doesn't really compare to what you're going through."
Just so you know, I'm not comparing. I hope you're not either. ;)