All of us have had trials throughout our incarnation(s) here on Earth, and we signed up for ALL of them; PRIOR to incarnating into our organic bodies that we designed. Yes, you not only signed up for the trials in life; or lessons, but you designed your own organic body suit, to aid you in the learning and the soul growth process.
“Once upon a time, in a land far off, there was a king; a Christed king. His land fell into a state of amnesia. Their knowingness by a state of grace, unbeknownst to them they fell; from their heavenly state of being.”
Most people give gratitude for the bigger things in life. It is through gratitude of the small things that make us strong.