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It’s been a rough last few weeks to say the least. Though I do share parts of my personal life here at Twenty York Street, I normally try to shy away from that as I wanted to keep this space as positive and inspirational as possible. Real life is not always like that as most of us have probably learned by now. My grandfather passed away early in January, it has been rough to the whole family and on top of that, there are issues – personal and professional – that are less than favourable. But such is life.

If there’s one constant mantra I do keep repeating to myself is this: This too shall pass.

Whether you’re experiencing such joy and wonder or going through sadness and loss, every moment, feeling or experience in life is passing. This shall comfort us in a way that we know, when we are going to experience difficulties, this too shall pass. This shall remind us to be in the moment, to be present as this feeling of utter happiness, this too shall pass.

I have to admit, there are moments in life where the positive actually seems instantaneously fleeting while the negative seems to last forever. No matter what you do, no matter how hard you work, there are days that you just can’t win and you have to be okay with that. It happens to the best of us. It happens to the rest of us. This is the time where you need to lean on friends and family for their constant love and support. Most especially, this is the time to lean on yourself, to trust that you can sit through these moments and feel all these emotions yet come out to see the light at the end of that tunnel.

So go ahead and cry if you need to. Because when it’s time to smile again, you’ll be the one who will laugh the hardest.

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