Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like & learn to find joy in the story you're living.
Well, tell this to someone who just lost their husband, their lover, best friend, her everything. I am not happy and dont ever see me being happy again.
I'm sorry for everyone's loss. That said if you think your family is immune from death, infidelity, financial loss, sickness and your happiness in life depends on another person, you need to look within and look to our creator God to help us have a plan. Nothing on this earth is permanent. Not you, your spouse, your love, your home or kids. Make your life of giving to others and hold on to God.
Yes, I have learned from my own personal experience that living your life in constant regret about what should have been just keeps you trapped and stuck in unhappiness.
Umm. .. no. That's like saying that the beatings will continue until morale improves. There are some things that I simply can not, will not, and should not accept and be joyful about. Sometimes the story needs to change.