Even though it feels like you are so far away from the big leagues, my love for the game kept me motivated to get through the hard times in the minors.
The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.
This is why universities, and civil society more generally, are so important for a democracy like ours, founded on a genuine idealism that we have a hard time holding on to. They provide a space to question whatever we are doing in the name of things we say we believe in or might believe in.
Most farmers know that their children's future will probably not be in agriculture, but they have a hard time imagining a different life.
The blogosphere makes it possible to have a sprawling national conversation about the hard times - often among people who would never find each other offline.
'Hard Times' does not romanticize the Depression, but at least a few of Mr. Terkel's subjects managed to find silver linings.
With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
Friends give me a hard time about the pants I'm wearing, which are made in China. Well, how do you find the right clothes? Or the right movie studio? The right people giving you checks? Good luck doing the right thing all the time.
I had a hard time in high school.
If you're going through a hard time or if you've experienced a miscarriage, so many women have come up to me and said they went through the same thing, and they never wanted to talk about it, so I hope my journey can help you and that you can find God in my life.