There may be a reason why Providence or Evolution (depending on which theory you may subscribe to) has structured the Earth to have peaks and valleys. For all of us, life has straight throws and curveballs, its ups and downs. As Clark from The Wakefield Doctrine wisely says, life is a mix of experiences that makes us who we are. Life gives us a lot to be thankful for, no matter its peaks or valleys.
Peaks and Valleys
The long roads meander, lead to valleys deep
Land not dry or barren; water from rocks seeps
Trees with leaves not withered, but with leaves pure green
Soil not rough or arid, but moist, with darkened sheen
Water not in single, listless pools that stay ever so still;
But in a quiet stream that flows, though moves along at will
Skies may cloud over, thunderous and dark, with a roaring zing
But when rain falls, refreshing so, brings new tides of spring.