Looking for the Good
I was wrapping up my daily "run" (more walking than...) and the breeze blowing through the shade trees lining the street was delicious.
Now, if I had just stood outside and felt the wind blowing on my face, it would be pleasant, but not the highlight of my morning.
It took the effort... the exertion... the sweat dripping from my brow... to truly appreciate the breeze caressing my face. I think life is like that sometimes. Food is never more tasty than when you've gone without food. A kind word is never more appreciated than when you feel beaten up.
Not everything in our lives is good, but good can be found in everything.