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Ann Cannon: Avoiding quicksand, hot lava and other life mottos

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"The only way around it is through it. Talk about an excellent motto," my husband said.

"A lot of life is like that, right? The only way around adolescence is through it. The only way around the 24-hour flu bug is through it. The only way around childbirth is through it. The only way around the first year on a new job is through it. The only way around certain birthdays is through them. We should stitch that on a pillow and put it on a couch."

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"Brilliant!" he said.

We looked at each other.

"Ready to make it through another day?" he asked.

I nodded. "The only way around it is through it."

So we turned a corner and headed back home.

And it was still raining.

Ann Cannon can be reached at acannon@sltrib.com or facebook.com/anncannontrib.

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