We set sail on new adventures daily. Most days they are pretty simple. Safe, calm even monotonous. At other times, the trips we embark on are groundbreaking for us and somewhat treacherous. Whether they are well-planned in advance and thought out or thrust upon us in the heat of the moment, in the long run most often they are good for mind and soul. Some days our exploits are joyful and filled with tears of happiness. At other times, our steps are laden with pain. We feel stymied and unable to make a move in any direction. Whether standing with our face cresting in the brightest of suns or wallowing in the pits of darkness, we soon realize that life moves on with us aboard. Mom often reiterated a simplistic message to her children that helps me on dark days. "Everything happens for the best" Sometimes it takes a bit rationalizing and reflection, but on most adventures, it's a pretty good sextant to lead me. Get aboard. Enjoy your trip. Afterall, it's all you've got.