Image by brendan.lally....away via FlickrSometimes when we're going through a difficult time, it can feel like we're treading water, trying to exist without drowning. Then perhaps we don't always appreciate the opportunities that just another day gives us. It's OK to feel down when that's where our emotions are, to give ourselves permission to experience our feelings without trying to alter them, to be with the experience for a while. At the same time, wallowing is not too productive either. But to acknowledge that we feel the way we do is fine whilst also allowing ourselves the opportunity to enjoy the fleeting joys that can spontaneously emerge. This is all part of the rich experience of life, the lows and the highs.