When in the midst of grieving, consider these words of wisdom from Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, writer, and artist, and author of The Prophet:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was often time filled with your tears…
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only
that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Truly, joy and sorrow are bound together, like the opposite sides of a coin.