“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me.”
-Psalm 23:4

The problem with high water marks is everything else is a low by comparison.

Whether it’s accomplishing something new, perfecting a skill, or just having an experience that impacts you in a profound way, the initial feelings of happiness and excitement eventually fade, and in their place arises a question:

What next?

Often, the temptation we face is a desire to duplicate the high we experienced. We try to figure out what it will take to get back to that magic moment when our world was perfect and nothing could possibly go wrong.

We shouldn’t do that, though.

Following that path leads, sooner or later, to one sad conclusion: The moment never lasts, and recapturing it takes more and more work each time.

Instead, it’s time to move forward, that things will never be the same, and that that’s a good thing. It’s time to let our lives be changed by these life-changing experiences, carrying their lasting impact with us even after the rapturous feelings fade.

What do you carry with you?