Don't think your case unique;
it can be matched many times over.
Don't give yourself to pity;
the temptation will be to feel sorry for yourself.
A self-pitying self is a pitiable self;
don't allow yourself to slip on that.
Don't give yourself to excessive grief.
Many do this, thinking they thereby
show their love.
Don't retail your sorrows;
doing so will cause them to grow.
Don't resign yourself to sorrow
and feel it will continue.
the more you complain about things
the more things you will have to complain about.
-E. Stanley Jones