Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Eventually, Things Improve

I've been doing a lot of divinations for people lately. Consult this, business that, job this, hex that, and I've seen it there in every divination I've done:

Keep your tray in the upright position, place your head between your knees, and kiss your ass goodbye, because the plane's going DOWN, motherfucker, in flames!

Ok, not really. The real message I keep getting across the board for everyone in whatever situation they might be in is this:

Eventually, things improve.

The boss that's riding your ass and making your life hell goes away and you get a raise and things get better at work. The relationship issues that have you ready to kill your SO or yourself eventually fade away, you get over the pain, and you find pleasure in a different aspect of the relationship, and... things get better. The financial crisis hurts like a bitch, and then you get a job, and things get better. The curse is lifted and things get better. Your dog dies, you grieve, and then things get better.

Things always get better, folks. Eventually. It sucks to go through the shit times, but they're temporary. They aren't going to kill you, and even if they do, you'll survive in some fashion. If you've done the GREAT WORK you'll survive as a Power, and if you haven't you'll survive as a turnip or a cabbage or something. A happy one*.

Just do what you need to do to put out the fires in your life, and be patient. No matter how bad things are, matters will improve, eventually.

Keep your head.

Don't panic.


Assess the situation, plan your resolution, execute the plan, and reap the results. You'll see. Things get better.

* I have it on good authority that cabbages spend most of their existence in happiness, except for the part where they're stir fried and served steaming over rice towards the end there, but hey, nothing's perfect


  1. And don't forgert to bring a towel!

    Excellente post RO.



  2. After the birth of my daughter, my midwife gave me the very best advice, bar none, of my entire life:

    Everything changes.

    Is it bad right now (colic, night terrors, failing algebra)? -- don't despair because everything changes.

    Is it great right now (sleeping all night, acting sweet as pie, lead in the school play)? -- relax and enjoy the moment because everything changes.

    Whether it's your kid or your job, love life, finances. The advice holds true:

    Everything changes.

  3. Having hit utter and complete Rock Bottom over the last 18 hours, I can't tell you how much I needed to read this.

    Blog-o-mancy is one of my favorite forms of divination.

  4. It was a similarly-worded phrase that got me through some bad bouts with major depression without killing myself. I kept telling myself that all I had to do was make it through that one moment/hour/day, and that in time I wouldn't feel the way I did right then.

    So far, so good.

  5. Reminds me of something I was told years ago; "It might get worse first, but it will get greater later"

  6. Again, agreeing with the above commenter - advice I really needed to hear currently.

    Especially the part about the cabbages

  7. I sincerely believe cabbages WANT to be stir fried and eaten. They are fulfilling their role in the greater scheme.

    "Just hang on! This will pass!" Was a mantra that got me through a really hairy mushroom trip once (long ago in my decadent youth).

  8. Good and timely post RO, thanks. Along the same vein:

    "If you're going through Hell, keep going!"

    A bit of optimism is always helpful when things are not looking good.

    Keep up the good work.


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