Life is not always joy; nor is it always pain.
That's why it is important to take things as they come - the good, and the not so good.
Without the bad times, we would not be able to fully appreciate the good times. That is not to say, though, that we need to suffer to know what real happiness is.
We learn from our hard times - we learn about who we are: our strengths and our weaknesses, our qualities and our faults.
Appreciating life tonight... with its good and its bad, its joy and its pain.
And tonight... that's saying a lot.