There are times and seasons, where joy and humor come easily
And other seasons, where sadness seems to reign supreme.
There isn’t anything wrong with being in either season.
Both are necessary for our humanity.
Both bring about the beauty of our human experience.
What purpose does being in sadness serve, in the bigger scope, beyond ourselves?
It gifts upon us compassion and empathy for others who experience suffering,
That we may come alongside our brothers and sisters in their moments of need,
As we hope our brothers and sisters come alongside us in our moments of need.
This is where the beauty lies: in shared community and connection.