You must learn that it is OK to be sad.
The Sad is not to be ashamed of.
The Sad is a part of life.
But it is to be a ladder to greater things, not a stone that is thrown at you and makes you fall.
You must take The Sad and let it grow you.
You must climb up.
You must let pain make you stronger and wiser.
The Sad is not your enemy unless you let it attach to you and choke you, and pull you down.
You must feel The Sad before you can leave it behind you.
Everything happens for a reason, it is true.
But that does not mean you cannot have The Sad, for a time.
~ Tomás, Hailey’s Mr Happy.