Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler

We all experience tough times. And you know what? It’s okay.

Not the tough times, but the way we deal with them. However we deal with them.

It’s okay.

However it looks; however it is. Our response, our fortitude (or lack thereof). Our strengths. Our weaknesses. The good days. The bad. Finding happiness. Accepting sorrow. Sometimes (oftentimes) living a life you never would have or could have or wanted to imagine.

It’s okay.

It has to be. Sometimes we don’t have a choice.

In my darkest days, I found myself trying to self-comfort my own devastation. In those moments, when I was...


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