A friend sent me this today:
The process of living, for each of us, is pretty similar. For every gain there is a setback. For every success, a failure. For every moment of joy, a time of sadness. For every hope realized, one is dashed.I think this quote pretty much sums up life's balance. When one thing goes well, something else won't. Triumphs are tempered by failures. Life isn't always a bed of roses (but you should enjoy it when it is).
--Sue Atchley Ebaugh