The Worse It Gets, the Better It Is

The old adage says that if anything can go wrong, it will.  That’s what Mr. Smith and I are dealing with now.  In the course of a few days we’ve had an internet filter issue, our power supply for the main computer went dead and this morning we woke up to the electricity on the block being off.  Of course all this happens as I’m doing a weekend long author chat.

Basically, all this means that we are operating at minimum technological capacity.  The only computer we have left to use is an ancient laptop.  I am struggling to answer comments in between internet surges.  I’m hoping I can get this posted without having to go borrow a public computer.  I’m grateful I even have a public computer as a back up idea.

Call me crazy, but I love it when everything goes wrong.  Nothing great has ever been accomplished with ease.  Discoveries don’t just happen, they are painstaking fought for by stubborn, obsessed people.  Having everything blow up in my face doesn’t discourage me, it tells me I’m on the right track.

Friction turns a lump of rock into a jewel and a hunk of wood into furniture.  It sands off our rough edges and breaks off the parts of us that are weak.  What is left is what is needed and nothing more.  Turn up the heat to make a cake and transform weak clay into a strong pot.  Turn up the heat on us and we walk out the other side better people.

So that’s why when things get difficult I get happy.  It means there is something here worth doing.  There’s treasure to be found, a discovery to be made, and some growing to do.  None of that ever comes easy and falls into your lap, so be grateful for opposition.  It means you are worth fighting >;D

Bring it on!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net
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5 Responses to The Worse It Gets, the Better It Is

  1. I hadn’t looked at it that way, I admire your tenacity. Next time something big goes wrong, I’ll try to remember your words instead of curling up in a corner railing at fate :-)

  2. AJ Borowsky says:

    You are so right. Though I dislike the use of cliches this one seems appropriate. That which does not kill you makes you stronger. On the other hand it sure is nice when things go smoothly.

  3. Amy Eye says:

    I will say, Angela, you are becoming my hero. I love how you think about life, and how you handle yourself in situations. You are someone to be admired and looked up to. :)

  4. Love your optimistic outlook – I’d probably be a mess..hehe

  5. Always a pleasure to see another stubborn, obsessed person! ;) I hope everything gets sorted out real soon.

    Just stopping by to say hello to another campaigner in the paranormal group. It’s a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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