How We Know

by Nicole Trilivas

“We come to know a thing by its opposite. We learn joy through sadness, light through darkness, prosperity through poverty. Today, hone in on one obstacle you are facing. What beautiful quality is life attempting to teach you?”

I found this written down on a post-in in an old purse. I remember it being from some horoscope. (When I googled it, it said it was from a Kabbalah website so who knows?) Regardless, they’re still true and pretty words for me, even years later. This reminds me to be grateful for all that I have: the time and space to write; a healthy brain and moving fingers; clean water and hot coffee.