An article in the Mishpacha magazine by S.Y. Djlilmand describes a woman's childlessness.
"It was really depressing at times, but you can only try to batter down a locked door for so long. Our spiritual growth helped us internalize that Hashem always does what is best for us."
...."I had a lot of spiritual turmoil then but the bottom line is, if you lose your connection to Hashem, what else do you have left?"
This evening I read about a one woman who viewed an unfortunate circumstance in her life as a blessing.
When Lola Gonzalez, owner of Florida-based Accurate Background Check, realized that she had to begin layoffs to keep her company afloat, she couldn't bear to let go of anyone.
So she fired herself instead.
...she took on a new, lower-paying job as a social worker. She has found a surprise passion for her new role, and calls the job "a blessing.."
A similar story was described by someone who had attended a lecture by Rabbi Lazer Brody. After the lecture, the man went over to the rabbi and told him he had been out of work for 4 months.
Rabbi Lazer Brody counseled him, "Good - now you have time to talk to Hashem with no excuses. Thank Him for being out of work."
Read full article: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2010/11/the-power-of-thanks.html
P.S. The man was offered a job within a week at a better salary.