Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Day 270, October 7
"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung
Scriptures teach us that there must be opposition in all things. Lately, I feel like I've had more opposition than I needed, certainly more than I wanted. "Why does everything have to be so hard?" I asked my husband one evening. "Why can't anything ever be easy?"
Even as I said the words, I realized that I wouldn't fully appreciate something that came easily. In dealing with my pain over the loss of my dear sister, I rejoice on those days when the grief doesn't ambush me. On those days when it does, I hunker down and resolve to get through it anyway I can. Sometimes this means having a good pity party and then getting up and trying again.
Joy for today: experiencing the bitter so that I might better know the sweet.