Why do we associate being in “the valley with times of sorrow and hardship? Seriously,,.the valley is where most people LIVE! See all those houses in the valley? Do you see ANY houses on the hills? Sure, some people can do it, but they’re in the minority, It’s hard to maintain life on the mountain top. The terrain is tough, real estate is expensive, help is not nearby, and (as my sister will tell you) you can’t just order a pizza if you don’t feel like cooking! I’ve been in what many have called a “valley” for the last few years. I’m not going to lie, I have coveted life on the hill. But in the valley there are lots of friends, a comfortable home, help nearby, and pizza when I don’t feel like cooking. I’m content right now to know I can visit the mountain tops, but I’m settling into sweet contentment in valley.