“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 it’s meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.”
➺Carl Gustav Jung
I needed this reminder as I struggle through these
dark short days of winter. Suffering through the flu,
a bad cold, and sore joints makes me appreciate
the jubilant feeling of the sunshine on my face
and the warm temperatures filling my body
with healthy endorphins.
But I can’t get to the summer without first
surviving the winter just like I need to get through
the tough times to celebrate the good ones.
Life really is a balance.
We all may lead different lives but not one of us
gets through without our own ups and downs.
So don’t let yourself get too down on life
because something wonderful is just around the corner. ♡