Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity..
Just when you think everything is flowing smoothly something happens and makes you realize that not all is perfect in your world. Sometimes you try to ignore these feelings or the little hints, but you get caught up in life and go on "pretending" all is OK. Suddenly, out of the blues it dawns to you again. Not all is right in your world.
Then the sadness grabs hold of you and little by little it eats away at your confidence. Very easy to do if you let it overwhelm you and take over. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to say I will not let this happen to me. In reality it is much more difficult to overcome.
When one is sad, it feels as if our world as we know it is about to collapse. Hope seems like a far fetched thing and it takes a lot of determination to pull oneself out of it. Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to walk away.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.