The reason for getting sad is never the real reason.
The loss. The no. The rejection. The lack. The “never”.
These are not the real reasons. They are just drapes to cover up the original reasons.
The real reason is we are crying for something deeper. We believe we don’t matter. We think that our work doesn’t make an impact. Or our presence doesn’t make anyone happy. Or that everything will be happy even if we left. Or perhaps that there will never be a tomorrow.
That is the real thing that makes us sad.
Think through it about what made you sad recently. The reason was one of these.
However, the truth of life is this:
YOU matter. YOU are important. YOUR work makes a difference.
YOUR absence would make things difficult.
YOU are needed.
This holds true irrespective of what ANYONE tells you.