The road is long.
Your destination is at the other end.
The tunnel is dark.
There is light at the other end.
The valley is deep.
The other side is higher and the path leads upwards.
The rapids are rough and dangerous.
The river smooths and quiets below them.
No matter how bleak things look, better things are ahead.
Your journey gets easier as you travel friends.
Stick with it.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.