The blessings from adversity are hidden Was never prepared for the emotional overwhelm the first time i wore this, in 2009. The blessings from adversity are hidden at first (and maybe forever); however, i started digging for them immediately, and found several. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.