I was originally going to write a different article, but at the last minute I have decided to tell you this.
A few years ago, I experienced severe depression several times a day. It was really serious, but I got through it and learned so many things that will help me for the rest of my life. I became aware of Buddhism and found that it holds so many keys to happiness.
Today, my girlfriend was having a bad day. Some unfortunate things happened and she has been very upset. It's nothing serious, but it's just that she's having a few things go wrong in her life lately.
Pretty much everything I said to help her was something I've learned or taught myself since finding Buddhism.
After I had finished telling her all that I could to help, she was feeling better. She said, "it's almost like you went through all that stuff so you could help me right now."
I cried, because it's true. My pain, and the strength I eventually found, ended up helping myself and the girl I love.
Ten minutes ago, I found even more meaning to my life.