“Some of the best gifts come wrapped in sandpaper.”

-Lisa Nichols, Motivational Speaker

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Take a moment to look back over your life to examine some of the most significant lessons you have learned.

Who were the people who influenced or participated in these experiences? Some were probably parents, teachers, or bosses with a bit of an abrasive nature that “smoothed” a few of your edges.


What challenging experiences are grating on you these days? Which of them may simply be a gift in disguise, because of its sandpaper packaging?