The most comforting words of wisdom I’ve ever heard were when my mom died and my dear friend said to me, “Just hang in there. I promise you one year from now things will be better.”

Since then, when I’ve experienced different shades of adversity, I’ve called up these words to lend perspective and inspire some patience.

If something is weighing heavily on your heart, remind yourself that no matter what it is, a year from now things will be better.