I was once speaking to my now passed but always wise great grandfather. He had asked me how I was doing, but rather than giving the common tripe we always do, and feign being O.K., I told him the truth. I said life has been rough! And I told him I'm not too sure I'm gonna make it.
He looked me dead in the eye like he was drawing a bead on my soul and he said to me:
"Jediah, if your life is so rough, you should probably get some sandpaper and smoothen it out."
And I did. And I'm here today, ALIVE, to tell you that it worked. So if any of you out there are struggling just remember you can always smooth things out with sandpaper when things are rough.