I was having a difficult decision to make and a friend said, “This too shall pass.” I thought well, whew! Then I looked up the meaning, saw both sides of the quote, and thought to myself, there really is a lot more to think about here.

“This too shall pass,” means, not only will this rough patch pass, but along with it so will your joys and the good times. This quote is a double-edged sword with more than one side to ponder.

Say to your self on a bad day, “This too shall pass.” This saying gives you such comfort; such solace. When you say the same quote for good happy times, “This too shall pass,” now instead of giving consolation and support, it gives you angst and fear. At least it does for me.

Every situation is temporary. Nothing lasts forever. So whatever you are doing whether it is good or bad is subject to, “This too shall pass’, but don’t we usually use this saying for bad times? No one wants to hasten the passing of the good times. I doubt very much that when I am having a good time, I will use, “This too shall pass,” but I assure you, it will from forever hence be a shadow in my mind.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dina Marshall
    Jul 30, 2016 @ 17:49:50

    I’ve never thought of it in the reverse! Oh my!


  2. Joyce
    Jul 30, 2016 @ 19:10:09

    Nope, always think of it when a worrisome situation is on my mind. Then I remind myself that in a few days I will not be thinking of the problem.


  3. nancy Cousins
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 03:14:25

    SO TRUE….


  4. Joyce
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:27:37

    See, we are never too old to learn.


  5. Sheila Clapkin
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 12:54:48

    I think you are so important, lovely and kind.


  6. JoAnn
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 19:05:36

    Sheila, Always give us something to ponder….this is so true! Thank you again.


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