When bad things happen :(

  Today's quote is about something that I positively hate... what bad things happen to myself or a good friend. When it happens to me, sad to say, I do sink down and wallow in self pity. But, this quote has me thinking.  I think that I will try to rise up and treasure all that I do have... if it happens again!
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson