"Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of dirt. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even if it is easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if I have gone away from you." —PUEBLO BLESSING www.QuantumGrace.net/NATIVE_AMERICAN_QUOTES.html
On a similar note: Our "down" periods allow us to truly reflect. We learn. We grow. We can become more empathic. Trying to be bubbly and "happy" all the time to fit the "positivity" fad, robs us of these connections & conversations we have with our soul. Get real with yourselves and embrace your feelings... they are there to teach us about ourselves and each other.