You know what they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. This past year I went through something of a struggle. On the outside it was the story of a woman fighting red tape in Nova Scotia, but on the inside the struggle was more complicated and personal. I'm happy to say that it all ended very well, but it's taken some time for the reset button to work.
This past month I have been acutely aware of how happy I am. Happiness shows up brighter when contrasted by sadness. It's funny to say that the dark side of my experience has turned out to be a gift, but I think it has. Every day feels precious right now. I realize I sound like a positive affirmation, but life feels glorious and I'm just so grateful to be in this beautiful corner of the earth. I have been watching carefully to see if that old adage, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, is true. The verdict is not out yet, but what I can tell you is, what doesn't kill you makes you happier.
I took these pictures on today's bike ride to Second Peninsula, a short ride from Lunenburg.