Living each day much muchier
It just wouldn’t be a picnic without the ants.
There are so many quotes about adversity. It makes my head spin. It makes my heart woozy.
None of them are particularly comforting. They’re all about how you’re better off for pain. It’s transformative. It’s good for your character.
It still hurts.
I read through my old posts and how I’ve learned a lot over the years. I’ve learned so much it seems that I should somehow be a happy little quote fairy no matter what.
But I’m not. Pain hurts. Fear haunts. Worry still weighs like an indigestible meal.
Sometimes there is no under, over or around a thing. Sometimes, there’s only through.
Vanessa from One Thousand Single Days posted recently how that’s what makes life rich… and she’s right.
So, I won’t post any character-forming platitudes. It’s time to look pain, fear and worry straight in the eye and say,
“Yeah, you suck, but that’s okay. You’re part of life. You’re what makes life rich.”