Standing in the Rain

Sometimes we win. Sometimes we lose. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail.

Life’s a seesaw. Sometimes we’re up. Sometimes we’re down.

yin and yangBut I ask you: Without yin, what on Earth would yang do?

We can’t always have sunshine (not even in California!). Admittedly, adversity isn’t pleasant. Most of us do everything in our power to avoid it. We don’t like conflict, so we let the little things fester until they become big things. Then we really can’t ignore them, no matter how hard we try.

But what if we were to take every little conflict that comes our way and treated it like a friend? Like an energy that has our best at heart and is showing us we will not die in the face of it?

Consider what Grant said about the benefits of adversity.

“The friend in my adversity I shall always treasure most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity”
– Ulysses S. Grant

When we experience upset, it’s a great opportunity to see who shows up for you. They often say your truest friends are those who not only stand by you in the rain, but are those who are also willing to hold your umbrella.

Blessings to all of those umbrella holders out there. You matter. You truly do.

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