Stripes are what you earn when you go through life. Every experience comes with some challenges, some pain, some achievement, and some joy. After we come through the experience we get a stripe. Sometimes it's only a memory, a simple souvenir, or a scar. Sometimes it's an award, some recognition, or a new found strength.
Our stripes are a reminder of what we've been through and the fact that we have come out the other side. What stripes have you earned lately?