We've all heard these mottos before, right? They become ingrained into our brains growing up. Sure, they are supposed to be inspirational and represent a deeper meaning and I'm sure they do to some people. But they never really resonated with me. Maybe they were just a little too cliche or vanilla for me. I prefer sentiments that are just a little bit more real.
I've never been officially diagnosed, but I've always felt like I've suffered from some form of depression growing up. Now - don't get the wrong idea. It wasn't some hard knock life for me or anything. I had parents who loved me, a roof over my head, I never wanted for anything material. It wasn't that kind of struggle and I know I was lucky because there are plenty of people who don't have those things. But it was always more of an emptiness of the soul. Somewhere down deep, I was just missing something that would allow me to be happy like other people.
I still feel that way every once in awhile. And whenever I get too far down deep into my funk, I always remember this line from one of my favorite movies, The Crow:
This is my life's motto.
And it's true. Life can and does suck sometimes. But it also absolutely breathtakingly amazing. I'm often reminded of that every time I look at my two beautiful boys.
It can't rain all the time because there's sunshine in my heart and soul. It might be hiding behind a cloud some days, but it's there, just ready to break through.