bloom where you're planted.
Going through that horrible time taught me a lot about appreciating where you are at every moment. We never know what life is going to throw us... and it it's own way, every moment is its own perfection. Because every moment is just how it is meant to be.
Since losing my mom I've really tried to appreciate something every day. After she died I had to almost force myself to be thankful for things and to appreciate the good around me. I started to write down three things I was thankful for every day. It really changed my thinking. I started to watch more closely for all the minute miracles. And there were so many.
I'm thankful I found a way to change my perspective. I just wish I had realized it way before I had to.