Let's face it, life doesn't always take us in the direction we anticipate. Sometimes those paths are ones we might embrace and sometimes there are dark and painful sections pitted with potholes of disappointments: cancer, divorce, money, health issues, loss of a loved one...the list is endless.
The challenge for us is to see that no one has a perfect road. That joy and pain are both components of our journey and none of us are immune to experiencing either of them. So how do you get through the painful potholes of life?
Find the good that comes along during the journey. No matter how dark the clouds may be, actively seek the rays of light that faintly peek through the grey. It's not always easy to find and you might need to ask for help in seeking them but they do exist.
Author and historian Alice Morse Earle's quote is one that I find myself turning to for inspiration when the road gets rough. I hope it helps you too.