Triumphs in our lives come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some of our successes consist of quiet, nearly invisible moments, while others occur under bright lights and with lots of fanfare. So, too, with the challenges and setbacks we often encounter that precede these triumphs. Most lives, it seems, include an inevitable mix of sweet and sour, and dark and light. But when we manage to triumph over our daunting challenges, those are the sweetest moments of all, as we hear from 13-year-old Lois Griffin.
Lois Griffin is in the seventh grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. She lives with her family in Providence.