Today I am grateful for those difficult realities, those honest truths about ourselves, our lives, and our relationships. I had one today, a realisation about the reality of a situation, and although it is something deep down I have known for a while I have avoided facing it because I know when I do it is going to make me uncomfortable, make me hurt, and make me lonely. Sometimes we just have to be honest, though, we cannot play pretend, it’s not authentic, it’s not nourishing to the spirit. Sometimes we have to cut out the bad flesh to allow healthy flesh to take its place. I don’t know if I am going to be able to let go of this now or even soon, but I do know that it has to happen. And while this makes me melancholy, I am thankful for the pain because there is growth in pain.