This is what I tell myself when I face disappointments.
I’m not sure I that I one hundred percent believe it, though. It just seems so trite. I mean, I do believe it, in a big picture kind of way, but in the short term it really doesn’t help.
Today my kid got some disappointing news. It’s not the end of the world, and nobody is hurt or anything, but it sucks.
Yes, I believe it will all work out in the end, but what if the way it works out isn’t as good? Too bad, I guess. We don’t have control over every aspect of our existence. We have to play the hand we’re dealt. And realistically, his hand is still pretty darn good, in spite of this situation.
I hope my son is able to see it that way too. I really do have faith that however things turn out, he will be just fine.
March 20, 2016 at 2:42 am
It’s never easy to deal with disappointment in the moment, and even harder when it’s related to our kids! Hope the feeling passes quickly and some joy enters into both of your lives to replace the sadness.
March 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm
Thank you so much for your kind words of wisdom. The sting has already subsided a bit and life is moving forward, as it should.
March 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm
It ABSOLUTELY DOES! I watched my son get kicked around at various jobs by jealous bosses and either fired or treated badly. Then one day he walked into a bank wearing shorts, a tasteful shirt and sanded to get something notarized. He decided to ask for a job while there. He has one year of college education and is now licensed broker, relationship banker and is being fast tracked as a personal banker and manager in less than a year! If he hadn’t lost the other jobs, he never would have gotten this one!
It’s tough watching our kids suffer disappointment unless you think about it this way. I wish I’d known this years ago. Whatever it was, it’s making way for something better!! Cheers!!
March 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm
How inspiring! I’m so glad to hear your son is doing well. Thank you for the encouragement.
March 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm
All the best! Hope you’re feeling better.