Day 70: Best And Worst

Isn’t it interesting how we can experience both good things and bad thing simultaneously? Life is never a mixture of just one emotion. We live complex and intricate lives that consist of more than just joy or just sorrow or just anger. Our experiences mix together to create a story that is neither hot nor cold, it comes together in a delicate mix.

Emotions are an extremely important part to life, without them everything would be absolutely boring without any color. Even the negative emotions have their places in our life. Without the sadness and the grief we would not enjoy the happy moments as much as we do when they come around.

Having the ups and downs of life allows us to appreciate what each on offers. During the ups everything is bright and sun-shinny, we can appreciate the simple fact that for a time being life is beautiful and the joy we feel during these moments can lift our spirits. During the downs we come to appreciate the ups even more and we learn some incredible lessons that are simply not possible when we are riding the high.

There is a time and place for everything in our lives. We will experience periods of negative emotions and periods of positive emotions, it is inevitable and unavoidable.

However, isn’t it incredible how in even the happiest moments there can be moments of sadness and in the worst periods of grief we can find happiness? We never feel one emotion at a time, they come together sometimes in unexplainable numbers. They create an intricate layer of complexity and color to our lives, the best of times can also be the worst of times and the worst of times can also be the best of times.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the wage of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities

Just like the famous author put it, the times we are living in can be both the best and the worst, light and darkness, hope and despair. We cannot get one without the other. This is something that should be celebrated because we know that not every darkness is simply that, there will be moments of light and hope and that is worth celebrating.

In your own life have you ever come across a moment of utter joy mixed with the pangs of sadness? Or in moments of great despair felt a soothing sense of peace? Life is never one without the other and that creates a delicate intermingling of beauty.

Until Next Time,
Lillian Merritt

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