“One ceases to recognize the significance of mountain peaks if they are now viewed occasionally from the deepest valleys.”- Dr. Al Lorin

If you’ve been married more than a few months, you know that it can be a bit of a roller-coaster ride.

It can be hard to believe that you’ll ever leave the sunlight of the peaks…and when you’re in the shadowed valleys, they seem like they’ll last forever.

But neither are permanent.

Consider the roller-coaster analogy. The only way you’ll ever stay on the top of a roller-coaster hill is if the thing stops.

And the only way you’ll stay in the valley is if you have the brakes applied going down the hill…kind of like trying to hold onto fading happiness.

And, conversely, the only way you’ll be condemned to stay in the valley is if you apply the brakes at the low point…and try to stay there.

Truth is, the potential energy you get from the height of the hills is what gives you the speed to get through the valley, and up the next hill.

All you have to do is let it ride.