This wonderful gem of wisdom might not be an instant salve for your problems, but it makes it a hell of a lot easier to deal with just about every situation you’re in, good or bad. I’m trying my hardest to keep it in mind, post break-up and with a heart fully splintered.
ELISE told me this one day not too long ago, when I was in the darkest corner of that pit of depression I’d dug myself into. As I sat sobbing into tissues in my kitchen, convinced that this would now to be the end of me, she told me this:
There are two boxes, one for the good times in your life and one for the bad. If you open either of the boxes, you’ll find a message inside, a little gem of wisdom to carry you through either the happy or the sad times. Both messages say the same thing. They read, “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”.