And no matter how tough things get, sometimes there is nothing we can do except keep chugging along because not moving forward means moving backward. And sometimes we have to take a step back, because leaping forward may require a running start.
You don't always start where you want and you don't always end up where you think you will. Either way, that's okay. That's life.
As Danette's mother says, "This, too, shall pass."