Sometimes there are those fleeting moments that make me profoundly sad. I was driving home from work late Friday afternoon and it was raining. I had bid my colleagues farewell for the weekend and watched them take off to join their spouses. I turned off the lights and locked the office. It was raining and bleak and I needed to go to the supermarket along the way. As I pulled out of the parking lot this wave of grief just swept over me. I cried to relieve the pain. I was sad because I miss my Mom and Dad. I was sad because I was going home to an empty house. I was sad because I'm tired of doing everything on my own. I was sad because I am just tired. I was sad because my husband left me and never looked back. I was sad for my daughter who lost her father. I was sad because I pissed off my best friend because I was inconsiderate.
My nature is not one of sadness or gloom. I am very optimistic and happy 99 percent of the time. But there are those rare moment when I'm sad.