And the next day the sun rose and life went on. I did not die of disappointment. In fact, I felt much better after getting some rest. I slowly began to realize that, although that had been an exciting opportunity, there would be others that would come along. Nothing lasts forever not even disappointment. I wasn't told why the company changed their minds and went with someone else, but in the long run it doesn't matter. Everything works out just the way it is suppose to.
Nothing hurts like disappointment. Disappointment feels like being let down in a major way. What I learned about disappointment from my experience is that it does pass and something good always comes along to replace the disappointment. I also learned that although no one dies of disappointment, it sure feels like you might, although that feeling will pass.
Disappointment is extremely painful. It is important to acknowledge the pain and give yourself some time to recover. It is okay to feel sad, depressed, let down, and even angry. It is not okay to stay there. Give yourself some time to heal from the disappointment and then continue on with your life being open to the new opportunities that will show up. Remember, after every disappointment, the sun will rise and life will go on.
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