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be (all) part of life's rich tapestry

A phrase that encourages acceptance of the unenjoyable things that happen in life. Nobody likes dealing with car problems, but they're just part of life's rich tapestry, unfortunately. The tantrums of toddlerhood are all part of life's rich tapestry.
See also: of, part, rich, tapestry

be (all) part of life's rich pageant/tapestry

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if you say that a bad or difficult experience is all part of life's rich tapestry, you mean that you must accept it because it is a part of life that cannot be avoided
Usage notes: A tapestry is a piece of cloth with a picture in it that usually represents a story.
Having kids certainly causes problems, but that's all part of life's rich tapestry.
See also: of, pageant, part, rich