Sometimes the best thing to do to take your mind off your own problems is to help someone else with theirs. That’s what people say, at least.
You got: Sometimes that’s just the way it goes.
Sometimes, when things are bad, I think, “well, shit, someday this is going to seem like nothing at all, in comparison.” No matter how big your mistake seems at the time, you’re going to make a bigger one someday. It’s a funny thing to say but it might make you feel better.
You got: Who knows, anymore?
Maybe you just gotta take it day by day and find satisfaction in the small things. Fix something around the house — remember what a job well done feels like. Watch the sun go down. Tomorrow’s a new day, bud.
You got: Well, you can’t win ‘em all.
[Shakes head wistfully, stares at the horizon.] Let’s have another glass of whiskey before we turn in.
You got: I used to say things happen for a reason, but I don’t know if I still believe that.
The older you get — you don’t quite feel as sure about things as you might have once. That’s not always a bad thing. It’s nice sometimes to admit that you don’t know it all.
You got: Would it even do you any good to know?
You still just have to keep on keepin’ on. That’s the only thing any of us CAN do.