Take time for your sadness when it comes.
Do not think it’s always best to smile.
And nurture it with memories and love.
One can be sad and thankful.
Temptations toward self-pity often lurk nearby
and some resolve might be required
to ward it off.
Hopefully you can handle that.
But who am I to tell you how to be?
Listen to your inner self.
Pay little heed to me.