Tearing down walls, ripping up floors ... it's all part of the necessary work to remodel a room. You have to tear it down in order to rebuild it. You have endure the ugly to get to the beauty on the other side.
Isn't that just like life? Sometimes careers, friendships and marriages have to go through a rough, ugly patch in order to heal what's broken and make it better. Sometimes we have to feel the hurt of grief and loss to feel the beauty of life and love and wonder on the other side. Sometimes we have to push through the hard stuff to get to the good stuff.
Are you living through something ugly right now? Have you lived through a particularly bad period only to find something beautiful at the end? Please share your thoughts, experiences and advice in the comments.