The Best Part of a Nightmare

…is waking up. No matter how bad the story gets, eventually, it ends. Of course, while we’re in it, we can’t see that end coming. We don’t know when, if ever, it will arrive. Very rarely, however, we’ll realize we’re in a dream, and when we do, usually, our sudden return to our bed is not far away.

Even while we’re awake, it’s easy to forget that the end is always coming — but life is not a dream! Time keeps flowing, and everything in it only gets a finite amount of passage on this river. Things always end, and if sometimes, that’s the only good part about them, that’s okay.

If what you’re going through seems designed particularly to annoy you, it might be training. Hold on. Wait. Endure. And remember that even the worst nightmare is followed by waking up.