This is so difficult for most of us to get our heads around most of the time. Remember that you’re not entitled to anything. Everything you have is a gift. Everything that you receive is a bonus. Instead of waiting for x and y to happen and being pissed when it doesn’t, we should look at life from a different angle.
If x and y don’t happen, you’ve lost nothing. If x and y DO happen then it’s one of those bonuses.