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.
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.
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.
[Shakes head wistfully, stares at the horizon.] Let's have another glass of whiskey before we turn in.
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 still just have to keep on keepin' on. That's the only thing any of us CAN do.