Saturday, February 9, 2013

It Might Have Been

"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these - It might have been." ~John Greenleaf Whittier

It is true that when something does not happen to which we were looking forward, we are not happy about the situation. However, it is equally true that when something does not happen that we were dreading, we are relieved.

It might have been ... that a mother died instead of living through an ordeal.
It might have been ... that one didn't recover any health and ended up bedridden.
It might have been ... that the car exploded instead of just leaking.
It might have been ... that he lost his job instead of just getting a pay cut.

It might have been. Maybe not so sad after all!

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