#FridayFacts There's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

It's important not to ignore the fact that dark clouds exist, or to pretend that good comes from everything. My own life experiences have shown me that it can rain for days, that often there are no rainbows, and even when there are, there's never a pot of gold at the end of them.

We shouldn't deny our hardships nor bury our pain beneath the mountain of inspirational quotes on social media. Better to face it, recognise it and share it with a mate who can help you on a difficult journey. Sharing with a mate in the messiness of life helps us to not only not solely focus on what is wrong with us, with others, and with the world, but it also helps us not to lose sight of the sun because of all those persistent clouds at times.

While it might not be rainbows, unicorns and pots of gold, having a mate stand with your thought life's storms is the next best thing.