I appreciate emotional pain because first of all, it let’s me know that I’m alive. It is also the greatest natural motivator for change. When one is in a significant amount of emotional pain, they are HIGHLY motivated to do something to get out of that emotional pain – even if it means being uncomfortable. I also appreciate emotional pain because it gives my life contrast. Using the analogy of weather, if every day were sunny, then it might become easy to take it for granted. The stormy days help me to appreciate the sunny days all the more.