By Sister Pamela Kanja Thiaine 

 Having the best of times and the worst of times is ever present in everyone’s life. The book Peaks and Valleys, authored by Spencer Johnson, talks about how we can make good and bad times work for us. The parable as used by Johnson explains the value of acknowledging that each one of us has ups and downs and there is no disgrace in acknowledging that not every day is the best day ever. 

The challenges we go through help us to have a sense of balance and appreciation for the times when we are truly happy. So, rather than trying to avoid your peaks and valleys, look at them with a broader perspective. Embrace your valleys knowing that with time and inner work you can be on your way to a better view. We need to look at things differently. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a downturn in most people, either directly or indirectly. We are, therefore, called to be more conscious and more mindful, particularly to our peaks and valleys and celebrate each one as they are all learning experiences 

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