Think about this: the only difference between a piece of black coal and a priceless diamond is the amount of pressure that it’s endured. When you stand strong in the midst of the trials and difficulties in life, when you allow God to shape and mold your character, it’s like going from a piece of coal to a priceless diamond. Those difficulties are going to give way to new growth, new potential, new talent, new friendships, new opportunities, new vision. You’re going to see your life blossom in ways that you’ve never even dreamed!



Ty Lee: Do you have any idea what my home life was like, growing up with six sisters who look exactly like me‌? It was like I didn’t even have my own name. I joined the circus because I was scared of spending the rest of my life as part of a matched set. At least I’m different now. Circus freak is a compliment!

Azula: My own mother… thought I was a monster.

Mai: I was a rich only child who got anything I wanted. As long as I behaved…and sat still…and didn’t speak unless spoken to. My mother said I had to keep out of trouble; we had my Dad’s political career to think about.

Zuko: Bad skin‌? Normal teenagers worry about bad skin. I don’t have that luxury. My father decided to teach me a permanent lesson — on my face.