No one said it’d be easy…

It’s an age-old classic of American folklore that grandparents used to get an eye roll from their children by saying things like: “You know, when I was your age I used to have to walk three miles to school, in the snow, barefoot!” 

Every generation has trials to face and challenges to overcome. My grandmother used to say: “No one ever said that life was going to be easy.” As a kid, hearing about how your elders had to walk to school barefoot in the snow may not have seemed very helpful. But the point of the storytelling was to share the perspective and convey the understanding that life will bring big challenges. Those challenges, and how we get through them, can make us stronger, better people. 

This global disruption isn’t easy for anybody. For some, its completely devastating. Surviving and thriving in hard times may be a little easier if we can put things in perspective and begin to see what the lessons are. 

What is something that you did or learned today, or this week, that may make you a stronger, better human? 


Vincent Atchity

President & CEO

Mental Health Colorado