Some chapters in life just end, the same way you never asked them to begin, and the happiness you find there after seems to be completely by chance. You say a prayer for God to take away the pain, and sometimes he takes away the joy, the sad, the madness, the hurt, the happiness…everything that went with what got you where you are. Sometimes it’s a lover who hurts you just as much as he makes you smile, other times it’s a friend who abandons you just as quick as he or she is there to console you when you cried. However, if God says it’s time to let them go, that’s what happens. The next thing you know you’re left empty handed. When you place those situations in God’s hands you have to be ready to let go, because God just might take away that person or thing entirely, but he’s doing it for your own growth and good. God has a way of giving you hope when you feel you’ve lost everything else. Life can bring you down so low to where you feel there’s no way you could pick yourself up and smile again, and even if you had a reason to, you wouldn’t want to because you’re so bent on the hurt that came your way and stole the best of you. You should accept the happiness, even if the joy seems undeserving. The same way we do nothing to deserve the bad things in life, we don’t always have to be deserving of the good. It’s called grace, and God is most graceful. Unlike people, God doesn’t say you have to deserve joy to receive it. Be grateful, and embrace the moments that come when you need them the most. You don’t always have to fight that smile when it’s trying to shine through. Sometimes you just have to put aside your pity and let yourself be happy.