Life is a struggle
Life is a struggle if you fight with it
a virtue in one setting
can be calamity in another
Courage is how you deal
with the ups and downs,
they are as much fun
as your perception will allow them to be.
Being at peace with yourself
is being at peace with the world
and enjoying all the rides it offers you,
even if sometimes that is after the event
when the adrenalin rush calms down
and you can breathe calmly once more.
Then the gratitude kicks in
to show you once more who you really are.