When a person has mastered the trait of trust in G-d, ("bitachon"), he will look forward to difficult life-tests in order to show his love for the Almighty. His devotion to the Almighty in difficult situations is a manifestation of his high spiritual level and he actually welcomes these tests.
I don't know if have mastered this level of trust, but G-d surely gives me plenty of tests. Every day I do my best to treat all with love and compassion. Yesterday I had many tests, but my faith in G-d helped me through them all. Someone very close to me passed away after a long life of 96 years. May her life be a celebration of the human spirit.
Speaking of tests on Superbowl Sunday my friends and I hiked peak number three below (wooded hill). It was not really a hard test, as it was easy and beautiful in the cold Mountain air.
San Diego 100 Peaks List
San Diego Chapter-Sierra Club
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