Spending time with two of my favorite women in a bar last night (sounds like a country song is about to git writ), my wife and also my sister, Laurie, we came to a little bit of a revelation.
There was a big campaign a year or so back called the It Gets Better Project (http://www.itgetsbetter.org/), intended "...to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better."
Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgFml9ZHtE4&feature=player_embedded
And I think it goes without saying that that message is equally applicable to anyone in those tough teen years, especially, when you question where you fit in and wonder if you're doing "it" right...doing everything right...doing anything right.
And to anyone under the age of about 30 who is going through a bad stretch, it's a great message to tell them that It Gets Better.
What Laurie, Cheryl and I realized last night is that past a certain age, when one is going through a bad stretch, particularly with family or health problems, the way to feel better about your current situation?
It Only Gets Worse.
So, remind yourself: These are the good old days!