Life happens at the edges

If you’ve never experienced darkness, you’ll never really appreciate the light as much as you should.

If you’ve never been without friends, you’ll never really appreciate them as much as you should.

If you’ve never struggled to find love, you’ll never really appreciate it as much as you should once you’ve found it.

If you’ve never been lonely, you’ll never really appreciate the company of others as much as you should.

If you’ve never experienced pain, you’ll never be able to really experience and celebrate joy as much as you should.

If you’ve never lost yourself, you’ll never be able to find yourself.

If you’ve never said goodbye, you’ll never feel the joy of coming back home again.

If you’ve said “yes” to someone or something, you’d have to say “no” to someone or something else.

The sun needs the darkness.

The flowers in the desert only blossom after a period of drought.

Every time you go somewhere new, you have to leave something old behind.

Life is a constant coming and going.

Life is a constant battle between holding and letting go.

Life happens at the edges. And not in the middle…


Originally published at yanngirard.typepad.com.

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