Just got back from a trip to Atlantic City. Our first full day at the beach was CRAZY.... the ocean was fiercely turbulent. It was amazing to watch the force of the ocean... huge waves crashed down (and knocked all of us over a time or two :) ... churned up lots of black sand and filled the beach with shells and jellyfish. The next day was calm and clear.
And that's how life is sometimes. It crashes down on us and knocks us over (again and again for some of us) and it's easy to get sucked into feeling broken but it's important to always get back up and see what there is to see.