In the Queen's Speech HM suggested that 2009 was a year best forgotten, and I have heard others echoing the sentiment. Then, this morning on a web site that I find patchy I found "select an encouraging thought from your scriptural self-talk list".
I find myself wanting to rage against this idea that everything should be OK, and we should never feel bad. Sometimes it is right to feel bad, sometimes it is even good to feel bad! If you think about the Kübler-Ross 5 stages of Grief then without the feelings of Anger and Depression you don't reach the stage of Acceptance. If life consisted only of good things then we wouldn't grow in the same way.