The sun always sets

On the darkest day of my professional career, the universe conspired to make me laugh.

As the boss droned on about why he had sold the business to our most hated competitor, I looked down and saw the woman next to me was taking notes on a pad.

The pad had an illustration across the top of the page with the words, “One hundred years from now, none of this will matter.”

“Yep,” I laughed, and whispered, “Thank you, Lord.”

It’s sort of gallows humor — after all, you know why none of our current troubles will worry us a century out — but it has more than a kernel of truth.

Whatever’s weighing you down, whatever is keeping you awake at night, even that will be over someday.

Take heart and aim for better days.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, a golden retriever named Dejah Thoris Princess of Mars, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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