DH and I were talking the other day about life. It reminded me of my very favorite quote. It came from a movie that came out in '93 or '94, but I don't recall the title.
"The pain now is part of the happiness then."
This is my favorite. It is so true. So much of what causes us heartache and pain stems from something that brought us such happiness, a hard break-up, a friend moving away, the death of a loved one, etc. If we had never had that joy than the pain would not be real. Is it worth it? Almost always the answer is "Yes."
Just thought I'd share.