Dang it is hard to smile when someone you love is hurting.That hurting is the evidence of your love, because on your own, you are not hurting, but because you love that person, you are hurting.
It's nothing HUGE, dear readers - no worries - but sometimes the consolation of "building character" or "growing" just doesn't cut it and you just have to wait it out.
And the positive energy you may want to bring to the hurting, to rescue or distract or soothe your loved one, can also offend your loved one, because they are hurting so much and feel like your "tomorrow will be better" moves just prove so much how you so don't get it.
The promise of sleep, of healing, is also the promise of perspective. Thank God for that.
Some attribute this quote to John Lennon. I remember it from the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I do so zen love this: