Getting knocked to one's knees every once in awhile is probably a good thing. The world looks different from the ground up.
I have been thinking about that thought a lot recently. The older I get you would think that I would have learned a lesson or two on the journey. Alas, it doesn't appear to work that way at all.
The whole experience is rather humbling, and in fact down right unsettling from a new perspective. More likely that not, I stand up slowly with a better grip on my situation. I suppose that there was no harm done in the long run. In fact, I truly will be in better shape mentally.