Some people think big challenges appear in front of people for their bad deeds, as punishments. It could be the opposite—the big challenges come as gifts. They can bring out the best in you and help you in the long run. They bring you closer to God and improve your ability to surrender. Every time I have faced big challenges, there have only been blessings for me. Thank you, Lord, for not giving me a boring, smooth life. — Satish Daryanani