The Bumps in Our Pathways of Life

"A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life."

- Celia Luce

For me 2010 has been a year full of bumps. Some of them major, some of them minor. When life puts bumps in your life's pathway what do you do to ride over them? What are your life's shock absorbers?