When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
This was a story of a lady following her army husband who was stationed at an Army training camp near Mojave Desert, in California. The husband was ordered out to maneuvers in the desert, and she was left in a tiny shack alone.
The heat was unbearable --- 125 degrees in the shade of a cactus. There was nobody whom she can talk to. The wind blew incessantly, and all the food she ate, and the very air she breathed, were filled with sand, sand, and sand! She wrote to her father, telling him that she was going home as she couldn't stand the situation one minute longer.
Her father answered her letter with just two lines --- the two lines that completely altered her life:
Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw the stars.
Her attitude changed after receiving her father's reply. She would look for the stars. She even wrote a book under the title Bright Ramparts ...she had looked out of her self-created prison and found the stars.
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