It’s not just Katy Perry who is hot then cold, who is in and then out, who is up and then down. How much preferable if our lives were just hot, in and up, that all would be well all the time.

For most of us, it is not as if the cold, out and down are constant or even the primary themes of our journey, but as I’ve experienced lately, it’s part of the tapestry of our lives that we mustn’t ignore. In fact, it can be dangerous to gloss over these down times and pretend that they don’t exist.

I’m telling myself today not to wake up looking for a dose of hardship. But likewise to accept reality rather than the illusion. After all, an attitude that ignores our cold, out and down is just pretending.

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