Life is full of ups and downs and it's the downs that usually get us. Most recently, a married couple, our friends, is on the verge of breaking up, causing severe emotional stress to themselves and others. We all experience pains, disappointment, suffer losses of various kinds, receive unfair treatments... Peoples in many other countries face even more and greater disruptions and dangers of life. It seems that life is good only temporarily in all those intervals between the "down" moments. This is reality! What can you expect when you throw billions of sinners together on a relatively small planet? So it comes down to how we are to deal with life. Personally, I believe that believing "Christ is the way" is the way to go. By following him in this life, we are actually preparing ourselves to live the heavenly life with him for all eternity. This is how we transform our present life into a joy.