I heard this in a movie and it’s true. Being human means experiencing ups and downs, joys and sorrows, wins and losses. No one is exempt from the dark stuff.

And it’s relative, too. Everyone draws a different hand of cards and life is all about how the hand is played. Yes, some people are dealt tougher hands. Some people are required to experience depths the rest of us never experience. Deep sorrow. Deep grief. Big losses. Some have more than their share.

I don’t know why that is. I can’t explain it.

But it really doesn’t matter.

What really matters is how you play your own hand. How you rise to the challenges and the things you must face. Even when they seem unfair.

Especially when they seem unfair.

What doesn’t work is comparing it to what others have drawn.

Because we can only play the hand we’re dealt.

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