Sweeter When You Get There (Because You Were Here)

by Jon Pinney on August 14, 2009

I got a text from a friend yesterday, and he was frustrated with where he is in life.  He wants to escape, even though that’s probably not the most prudent thing he could do.

I suggested that he bear with it for a while longer.  I also told him that it wouldn’t last forever.

I also think it’s important to remember that part of what makes life beautiful are the things that are ugly.  Our beautiful experiences are enhanced by the ugliness we are asked to endure.

I told him:

“just think…
when you get where you wanna be,
it will be that much sweeter
because you were here”

I’ve realized in my life that the ugly and bad help to accentuate the beautiful and good–without them, the beautiful wouldn’t be as bright.

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