Things That Make You Sad (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

The most exciting aspect of life is how unpredictable it can be. Unfortunately, that can also be what many people consider to be the most difficult aspect of life. Life's unpredictable roller-coaster gives many people hope for a better tomorrow. It also causes others to be concerned, causing them to wait for “the other shoe to drop.”

This raises the question of how to deal with sad events. If sad things are a part of life, why do some people seem to handle them better than others?

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The key is in the perspective you give to life's events

What do you tell yourself when something bad happens to you or someone you know? If you speak negatively to yourself and internalize the event, you will only make matters worse. When you tell yourself, “you always mess up” or “you deserve this bad thing to happen to you,” you make yourself the victim.

Don't let the sad things in your life define you. Instead, place the blame somewhere else.

Tell yourself, “this could have happened to anyone” or “things could have been much worse.” This subtle shift in mindset allows you to recover much more quickly. This is due to the fact that you are no longer determining your self-worth based on events in your life.

It's never fun to blame yourself for things you can't change. That is why, when you are sad, it is best to concentrate on what you can control, such as your attitude, reaction, and mindset.

Rather than focusing on what went wrong, try to concentrate on what went right. It is unusual for everything to go wrong. Even if you don't feel that way in the moment, if you take a moment to assess the situation, you'll see that there is always something to be grateful for.

Here's how to give these sad events meaning and learn to appreciate them:

1. Parental Death

The death of a loved one, especially a parent, is always difficult. They have mentored, cared for, and provided you with the best years of your life. They believed in you even when others did not, and they were always your biggest supporter. It appears that there is a gap that will never be filled.

Remember that the beauty of life is that it comes to an end. That is why our daily lives are so important. One of the most interesting aspects of a funeral is hearing all the stories about the deceased. It serves as a reminder that they, too, were human. They had hopes, dreams, and fears. Funerals should be more about celebrating life than mourning death.

2. Having a Disease Diagnosis

You're in the doctor's waiting room. You haven't been feeling well for a few weeks and think it's nothing serious. You most likely went to the doctor just to be safe. The doctor sends you home and informs you that the results will be available in a week. A few days later, you receive a phone call from the doctor's office informing you that you have a serious disease.

This can feel like a gut punch. You went from feeling unstoppable to fearing that your life would never be the same again. Consider it a blessing whenever you have the ability to know what is going on inside of you. Your body is programmed to alert you when something isn't working properly.

Another way to look at it is that if you couldn't feel the burning oven, you wouldn't know when to move your hand and might end up losing it. The same is true if you have been diagnosed with a disease. You now have the knowledge necessary to make positive changes in your life.

3. Divorce or Divorcee Divorcee Divorcee Divor

Change is one of the few certainties in life. Partners can grow closer together or further apart over time. Divorce is not something to take lightly, and neither is staying together. Marriage is the union of two people from different backgrounds, beliefs, and feelings to form a new person. This individual should be well-balanced, compassionate, and considerate of their spouse.

It's difficult to say goodbye to a relationship that was supposed to last forever. Staying in an abusive or toxic relationship, on the other hand, is bad for your health. In some cases, living alone would be preferable to remaining with your spouse.

Making the best decision with the best information available is never a failure. If the information that led to your marriage changes dramatically over time, there is nothing wrong with admitting that divorce is a viable option.

4. Loss of Employment

Because of the amount of time you spend at work, losing your job is difficult. Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work.

This makes job loss feel like failure and a loss of identity. Not to mention a lack of funds to support your lifestyle.

While this may be true for many, losing your job may provide you with the opportunity to pursue your dream life. We have all settled at some point in our lives and look for signs that we should strive for something more.

If you are performing well at work and were fired for reasons you were not aware of, it could be a sign that you were not meant to be there.

5. Displacement of Children

The sad things in your life will change as you age. You've spent the better part of two decades raising your children to be responsible adults. They didn't seem like they'd ever grow up, but they have. They want to move not only out of the house, but also out of the state or country.

You realize at this point that your relationship with your children will never be the same again. You have devoted so much time over the last few decades to raising your children, much like you have devoted so much time to losing your job. The notion that they “don't need you” is a difficult one for many parents to accept.

While it may not feel like it all of the time, it is a time to rejoice. If your children have the option of moving away from home, it means you have prepared them for success. You have taught them to be self-sufficient and courageous individuals.

The truth is that you do not want them to live with you indefinitely. You are concerned about the uncertainty and change in your life, but you are excited to see what your children create for themselves.

Here are some pointers to help you deal with it: How to Deal with Empty Nest Syndrome and Regain Your Happiness

6. Failed Business Attempt

You had a vision and decided to take a risk. You put half of your retirement savings into starting a business. You believe the business will succeed if you do not give up. As a result, you continue to pour money into your failing company.

When you run out of money and your bills start piling up, you have no choice but to close the shop. This can be one of the most difficult times in your life. Not only do you have a failed business, but you also have no money for retirement.

It's unfortunate that so many people regard failure negatively. Failure is, in fact, a very good thing. Failure means you took a risk and learned something that can only be learned through action.

This data could be the missing link in your next profitable business venture. If it isn't, you can at least live with the knowledge that you tried. Too often, people play it safe and end up living a life filled with regret. It is less likely that you will have regrets later in life if you take risks and allow yourself to fail..

7. Not Giving Your All on the Big Stage

People have a tendency to believe that they only have one chance on the big stage, and that once it's gone, it's gone forever. Even if the circumstances aren't exactly the same, you'll always have another chance. Life gives you the incredible ability to learn and grow from your experiences.

If you felt ill-prepared for the event, this experience will assure you that there will be another time. This is frequently the case when discussing sporting events. When the talent of the two teams is comparable, the team that has previously won the Super Bowl or the World Series is usually given the advantage. They know what the big game feels like because they have already experienced it, and they can prepare accordingly.

8. The Investment Was Ineffective

You thought you had discovered the next big thing and poured your entire fortune into this project, only to discover that the CEO was a thief who stole the money. Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Naturally, it does. However, incidents like this occur more frequently than we would like to believe.

Whether it's a Ponzi or a pyramid scheme, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You must conduct research and ensure that you are not looking for a get-rich-quick scheme.

The good news is that money can always be replenished. Money is not as valuable as time. Time is something that you can never get back.

9. Loving Someone Who Doesn't Return Your Love

It's heartbreaking when you love someone and they don't return your feelings. The best thing you can do is admit your feelings and observe how they respond. You may discover that they share your feelings, but you may also discover that they do not see you in that light.

The best thing that can happen is that you get to know how they feel so you can decide whether or not to pursue them further. The worst thing that can happen is that you never express how you feel to someone and they never express how they feel to you. Then you're living a life of inertia. You lack the closure required to move on, and you may find yourself alone and filled with regret.

When you tell someone you love them and discover they are not interested in you, you are free (in time) to move on and find someone who completes you.

10. Destroyed a Relationship

Similar to a marriage, if your relationship with a close friend or family member is deteriorating, you should take some time to figure out why. If you were in high school together and one of you moved away to college while the other stayed in town, geography and interest will have separated you.

If you are married with children and your friend is single and ready to mingle, your relationship is bound to suffer.

In any situation, the best thing you can do is to be as genuine and honest as possible. You never want to keep a relationship by pretending to be someone you're not. By being your authentic self, you will always attract people who share your interests and repel those who do not.

There are additional lessons to be learned from a failed relationship: A Failed Marriage Can Teach You 8 Important Lessons

11. Orphaned as a Child

One of the most difficult emotions to deal with is rejection. It is for this reason that people fear public speaking more than they fear death. People dislike cold calling and sales in general because they are afraid of rejection.

Everyone wishes to be desired and accepted for who they are. Many people find it difficult to overcome the fact that their parents abandoned them when they were young.

While the outcome may not have been what you would have chosen, consider that you may have been raised in a better environment than your parents could have provided. If that is not the case, your promise to never abandon your children will benefit them.

Sometimes tragic events occur in our lives and there is nothing we can do about it. Nonetheless, the experience teaches you the importance of protecting your children from the feeling of abandonment.

12. No Success Having Children

You grew up in a large family and aspire to have a large family of your own. As you may have noticed from the sad events we've discussed thus far, life does not always go as planned. Having trouble getting pregnant or carrying a baby to full term is difficult for everyone.

The good news is that there are many children around the world who need your love. Whether you choose to go the adoption route or volunteer your time as a mentor. You still have the power to make a significant difference in the life of a child, and they will love you for it.

Final Thoughts

There is nothing anyone can do to avoid sad events in their lives. Whether you pursue your dreams or play it safe, bad things will happen. Taking risks is the best thing you can do to give yourself the opportunity to live your dream life. These risks may not always go as planned, but they will always put you exactly where you need to be.

As I always say, be satisfied with the results but not complacent with the effort. You can be grateful for the experiences, no matter where they take you, as long as you did your best.

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