If you'll allow, I'd like to give a small tangent that drives my point home.
Reggae music (<--enough said)[I'll continue anyway)
Bob Marleys 'No Woman, No Cry'
In this piece (which I love dearly) Bob not only emphasizes the beauty of the struggle, but you also get the sense that the love between him and his woman is made much sweeter because of the struggle. They probably didn't have two penny's to rub together, but they had eachother. This song speaks volumes on life and love. Most important however, it gives you the greatest theme, the most relevant emphasis, the greatest gift of life which is HOPE.
'In this great future you can't forget your past, so dry your tears I say'