Yet interspersed is what feels like a series of non-ending life challenges.
Yes, of course we wouldn't recognize or appreciate the good, if we didn't have the bad to compare it to.
But just when you think you've gotten through one obstacle and are cruising nicely down Life Lane, then it seems like it's time for the next speed bump.
I know that having faith through thick and thin is a huge part of it.
Also, challenging oneself to be strong and work through the next life dilemma.
Sure, not everything is life and death, thank G-d.
But even daily upsets can be frustrating.
I know inside though that in a weird sense, this is really what life is all about.
It's not paradise we are living in--that comes later when we get our angel wings!
This is a world that challenges, teaches, and grows us.
We are not here just to have a merry 'ol good time day in and day out.
While that may be nice for a while, it would get pretty tiresome and pointless.
Life is like a puzzle--a very big puzzle--and we are here to help solve it and in the process, we have the opportunity to become better souls for it. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)