If you are anything like the rest of us, and are experiencing the same life most of us are right now, I know what you must be thinking. What the Hell?! When will this all slow down a bit, right? It seems like we experience life in two extremes, with no middle ground. Life is either holding us up to the sun, warming us and reminding us we are necessary and our time here is important, or life is holding us by the neck, beating us relentlessly within inches of our lives, leaving us grasping for air and begging for mercy. Well, I just wanted to take a second to point out that, if you are the latter, you are not alone in that. Life has been beating the shit out a good deal of great people lately, so take comfort in knowing you are not alone. Though the blows may be raining from all directions and seem constant, they are not aimed solely at you. And perhaps, in knowing that, we can all just lean on each other right now, until those beatings cease and those same bruised hands lift us back up and warm our faces next to the sun again. Remember, just because you are laying in the mud doesn’t mean you can’t aim your vision toward the stars. I am here to remind you that.