Sunday, 7 November 2010


When life gives you lemons - yada yada yada.  It is a testament to the strength of human nature that we bounce back - nearly always every single time.  Some say that life doles out the good with the bad to test us, to see what we do, to prepare us for the next life.  I'm not sure about that.  That's deep - possibly too deep for late on a Sunday night (after all Monday doth approach).

Have you ever noticed that when something bad does happen, your whole world dissolves and nothing is more important or more pressing than that particular moment in time.  And it will never, ever, ever get any better.  And then someone makes you laugh.  You feel guilty at first, after all your world just ended and it will never, ever, ever get any better.  But that hug just lifted your spirits and that joke is so funny you just have to forward it onto everyone else and suddenly the great wheel of life has just ground you onwards to new things.

Yes there are people who say, stop - I want to get off.  Suicide is a tragic waste of life and many cultures see it as cowardice, as giving up the fight and just stopping.  In those moment when  it will never, ever, ever get any better, sometimes you do just want to give up.  After all why live when life is so hard.  But after the hard comes the soft, the good, the light, the laughter and your footsteps are back on the right path again.  Sure, you can think back to that moment when things will never, ever, ever get any better and maybe feel a pang from time to time.  But you got back up and you carried on and no-one can ever take that away from you. 

To exist is easy, to survive with a smile is the real challenge and if you can do that surrounded by the people you love, who make you laugh then bring on the lemonade.

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