“This Too Shall Pass”

“This too shall pass” is an old Persian adage. It’s a fable about a powerful king who asks some wise men to create a ring that will make him happy when he is sad. So the men hand him a ring etched with the words “this too shall pass” on it.  The ring successfully gave the desired effect of happiness but it also had the adverse effect to make him sad.

Now isn’t that very much like life? One day we’re happy and then the next day were sad or angry because of something that happened. It happens to all of us and no one is immune to it but what if…?

 What if we lived by the proverb: “there’s a time for everything under the sun.” You know what mean? Like, rather than allowing what happens in our lives determining how we think, feel or react. Instead we strategize and confront every situation, albeit unpredictable, with poise and direction.

You see because when life has me overwhelmed, my kid wants all of me, my husband can’t find the remote and I have a pounding headache I just want to kick everyone out or grab the keys and drive to the nearest Starbucks.  To be honest I’ve done both and it’s perfectly fine to do so because I also think it’s important to take a step back and breathe. So there in my car I sit. I sip my coffee, I breathe and I chant these to quotes to myself over and over again through gritted teeth until I calm down.

Because the truth is my kid will only be eight once and will soon be a teenager wanting her own space. My husband will… well let’s be real he’ll always need something but that’s not the point. The point is that even though we have bad moments or days we need to remember that it won’t always be that way.

This is my humble advice to you and only because it’s what has helped me get through some seriously hard times. I always like to remind myself “Okay Jess If there’s somethings you can do to change the situation then great! Do it because you are in control but, if it’s something you can’t change or find a solution for then GOD is control. Trust him.So let’s keep our heads up. Things will get better.


  1. “This too shall pass” is a simple but powerful saying. The words become all the more powerful when they provide solace to the people in distress.
    Nice blog and interesting writings. Cheers 😊


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