Trying times always remind me of If… by Rudyard Kipling. A cliché it might be, but that doesn’t stop being a great mantra to try to live by.
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
Is the most meaningful snippet in my opinion; that inner strength is the most valuable trait.
This may well be the most bollocky blog entry I ever write.