And let’s face it, there is much to get us down, much that we can legitimately protest about. And it’s emotional dangerous to just put on a happy face and pretend all is well when it is not. Yet we mustn’t give up. Not because life is always good but because with mates by our side we can face the ups and downs together.
It’s no pretence. It’s not head in the clouds false optimism. It is simply facing reality wearing the right set of spectacles. Today I’m reminding myself again to throw off the stigma of having all the answers and instead share my problems and anxieties with a mate. While they’ll still be there, they’ll be in perspective.
After all, bringing a mate into the picture more often than not changes the whole picture.