“This too will pass” was my mother’s pet saying whenever things weren’t going well for her. It seemed to help her get through many of the down times in her life.
A dear friend of mine compared her life to a teeter-totter. She said it didn’t matter which side of the teeter-totter she sat on, because if it went down, it would inevitably go up. And she also said that when she had tried to control it, that was when she learned that she didn’t have the power, so she accepted it as it was. A pretty good metaphor for life, I’d say.
But my grandmother’s words are still the ones that help keep me on track, “Pull up your socks and get on with it.”