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.