A War Cry

Sometimes weathering a storm is a victory all its own. This is a simple phrase and the most important word in it is "but" because it means there is something that comes before it. I wanted it to be a war cry of solidarity between myself and the viewer.
"She broke my heart" but we're still here.
"I've faced countless rejections while chasing my dream" but we're still here.
"I've overcome an addiction or debilitating depression" but we're still here.
It could be anything. What's most important to remember is that you're still here, I'm still here, we're still here. I'll toast to that.