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This Too Shall Pass

probably couldn't have found a worse picture if I tried, but I kinda sorta don't hate it at all.

My friend, Erin, shared something with me a couple of months ago that still resonates heavily even to this day. I can't stop thinking about it. Obviously, what with this post and all.

This too shall pass. 

Seems like a simple phrase, used in times of grief or struggle or stress of some sort. But she explained to me a different perspective, one that her grandmother passed down to her, and one that I think might be one of the loveliest and best things I've ever heard. So I'd like to share it with you too, in the hopes that you find as much meaning out of it as I have.

This too shall pass.

Meaning, whatever hardships you are currently experiencing, whatever heartbreak and disappointment and feelings of inadequacy or guilt or shame or anger you have - it will pass. It's temporary. It will be okay.

But it's also a reminder that the good moments will pass us by as well. Quickly. That we whiz through the stages of life like cheese in a can. That we should allow ourselves to fully live and love and remember those really, really blessed moments.

This too shall pass. 

And finally, this saying can gently nudge us into taking note of and appreciating the mundane and the ordinary, as well. Because quite simply, these are the makings of our everyday. The routines, the rituals, the know-it-like-the-back-of-my-hands ... funny enough, even the sameness doesn't seem to stick around for long. A month later, a year later, you realize you're living a new normal. 

Embrace the best, savor the ordinary, and brave the worst. Because in time, this too shall pass.

4 comments

  1. This was a great reminder! Thanks!

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  2. The love I have for you knows no bounds

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  3. This was very well said. This too shall pass. I think it is the perfect thing to think at all times in our life. Thank you!

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