It has been said that "the North Wind made the Vikings." In other words, they were so tough because of the hardships they had endured. They survived because they had been tested. They survived because they learned to survive.
Which means, of course, that we need the tough times to determine our own strength. To build that strength. To learn.
So to all of you out there experiencing a North Wind, just remember: it will pass and you will be stronger for it.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us."
- Helen Keller