We all fall down sometimes – but how we cope is what makes the difference

There’s a song lyric I’ve been listening to lately and I can’t seem to get it out of my head. It goes something like this…

“That we all fall down sometimes…”

The tides of life are always unexpectedly changing, and often a difficult blow can defeat one’s spirit – causing us to fully abandon any and all hope that things will get better.

But good and bad, life is rarely constant. It changes like the seasons and continually forces us to adapt – questioning who we are and where we want to go as the pendulum of uncertainty swings back and forth.

Life, it would seem, is an endless stream of challenges and discoveries. And while they’re never ceasing, we must remember that while we all fall down sometimes it’s important that we find a way to pick ourselves back up. To learn from the experience – allowing the “bad” to help us reshape the present and the future.

Psychologist and educator Virginia Satir once said that, “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”