Life is made up of moments. It is not one grand event, but a series of small, seemingly insignificant moments and choices. The life you have right now, the joyful moments you celebrate and the painful times you desperately want to forget, are simply another small part of the journey you’ll experience as you go on living.
One of the most difficult things to learn as you grow up is that what you’re feeling right now is not going to last forever. We are never fully prepared when happiness turns into sadness, love turns into hate, friends turn into enemies. When things are going well, we believe it will go on that way forever.
When your joy turns to pain, it can be easy to let yourself believe the pain will never end. It can consume you and change the way you look at the world. If you don’t understand how fleeting everything is, you can lose sight of the future happiness waiting for you.
When everything falls apart, you have to keep going. You push through and you keep your eyes open, searching for the happiness that will inevitably follow the sorrow you are experiencing now. There will come a day when you think back on the rough times and smile because you got through them.