The Baal Shem Tov taught that each of our lives is comprised of forty-two journeys, corresponding to the forty-two journeys of the children of Israel in the wilderness.

Some of those journeys have pleasant names. Others don’t sound so nice. Some even appear to backtrack. Yet, in truth, none are inherently bad.

It is only that you may have to dig deeper and yet deeper to find the purpose and the good within them.