Rejection for good reasons: To be “rejected” is never easy but it helps when there are good reasons behind the decision. Have you been turned down for reasons you now understand?
Acts of God: The insurance industry uses this term for natural disasters, including fire, flood, earthquakes et al. One such event helped me to consider planning for such disruptions…even those that we are in the midst of making?
Reasonably consistent witness: If one is to be believed as to what we consider to be true, then we need consistency and reason on our side. Do you have an example in your life of such a witness?