Does this ever happen to you?
You are together with those you love best, having a great time, when you suddenly feel overwhelmed by sadness.
I have learned that trying to make sense of this is futile. It just happens; the best thing I can do is keep the feelings to myself and wait for them to pass. (Sometimes, they are not even my own: I am picking them up from another.)
There is nothing wrong with giving feelings their due, but if they are taken too seriously, it is possible to constantly stuff yourself with a certain emotional dish, instead of continuing to sample the whole fabulous banquet.
Humour is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.
…….. ~ James Thurber
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.
…….. ~ Louisa May Alcott