I did not write the following, but it’s appropos to how things in my life have been. I’ve been holding on to hope and faith that this trial will become a triumph.
“…even the desert has beauty. Good times and bad times are part of living. It is difficult to fully appreciate joy until you have tasted sadness. Laughter is sweeter if you have experienced tears. There may be times when you feel like you’re stuck in a dry and desolate place, but an encouraging call or a hug from a friend can be an oasis; beauty in the desert. Though it may not be easy, try to remember that the trials are going to help you fully experience the joy on the horizon.”
It also speaks to some advise I gave a young man who called soliciting some “motherly” advise as he was facing a serious situation in his life and didn’t know what to do. Two hours later, I gave him what he said was much needed counsel and felt better about moving forward with his decision making process.
Life is not without problems and comes with a what often seems like monumental drama, but if we pause for a minute and seek solace in someone who can provide the necessary comfort, we’ll manage to make it through.
I hope this quote inspires, encourages, or comforts you or anyone you can share it with. We need to always find that silver lining amidst the clouds.
That is all!