I have a banner on my wall that says, "In the end, what matters most is how well you lived, how well you loved and how well you learned to let go." It's a statement which I live by, because when "life happens, " sometimes the unexpected occurs. It can be a welcomed surprise or a "blesson" which we are meant to learn under unfortunate circumstances. (And ooooohhhh...have their been some real "prizes" lol). The KEY is that we never stop but instead have moments of pause. Allow ourselves to enjoy the good. Allow ourselves to learn from the unfortunate. It won't be the only time, however, each time you will get better at how quickly you can embrace life's little "plot twists" and you will be a better and stronger person because of it all.
Motivate and inspire. It doesn't matter if it's a word, a thought or a whole journal entry...it'll reach someone.