I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox, full of shiny tools:
the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience.
But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said,
Do the best you can with these, they will have to do.
And mostly, against all odds, they’re enough.”
— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies