Do you ever feel like life has got you down? Does it seem like the only card you keep getting dealt is the joker? Has life given you so many lemons lately that you’re pretty sure you could make lemonade for an entire army?

Perhaps you’re having a hard time sticking to your New Year’s resolutions or you just haven’t got around to starting those resolutions yet. Don’t get discouraged. It’s never too late to make a change for the better or to find the positive in what life is throwing at you.

The little mouse in this cheese ad can be a real inspiration to us all. He is just going about his daily life when he seems to come across some good fortune. Of course when he goes to collect it, he is met with a harsh reality.

Now it seems that life looks pretty bleak for our tiny rodent, but then to our surprise, he decides he’s not just going to lay there and take it. No. He’s not going to give up. He’s going to fight back.

If you’ve been discouraged lately, take a lesson from our tiny friend, don’t give up. Things will get better.

 Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.