For the dark days

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

-Dumbledore (JK Rowling, Harry Potter the Prisoner of Azkaban)

There are times when it is hard to find the light. There are times when the darkness feels all-consuming, suffocating.

The other day, I found myself standing outside in the pouring rain, in the middle of winter, in a mucky field, wellington boots well and truly stuck in the mud, knee-deep in pig sh*t, wondering …what am I doing?! The sweet irony of this scene was, the previous evening I had shared a post that read: ‘I do it for the joy it brings’. Ha! In that moment I certainly wasn’t feeling the joy!

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