Are you inundated by torrential rain?

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The trick to this life is working through the difficult times and taking full enjoyment from the good times. Certainly more easily said than done.

It matters not that you believe your difficult times outnumber the good by a ratio of ten to one, it matters only that you pull the good times into your heart to savor them to the fullest. Many folks I know find overcoming the depression that comes with sad times nearly impossible to manage. No one said this life would be easy.

Again, the trick is to garner full enjoyment from the good so that those moments overshadow the bad.

I find it much easier when the good times are shared with friends and close loved ones. People in your life can make all the difference in the world, even though your friend may be far away. Do you have a pen, envelope, and postage stamp? Use them. Remember “pen pals” when we were kids? Get back to it for more enjoyment in your daily life.

Finally, I find comfort in my religious strength. Don’t ignore your faith when you need it most, but embrace it especially when you don’t. — D. C. “Dan” Lee.