Good things can have bad outcomes. Bad things can have good outcomes. Rather than panicking or rejoicing, wait and see.
When a man won the lottery, his wife decided her share of the windfall provided the money to leave him and start anew. Although the man was devastated, he ended up finding the love of his life and he and his first wife both had the means to be comfortable and happy.
A corporate officer attained a major promotion and a big raise, but her new responsibilities gave her ulcers and gray hair. She quit and decided money did not bring happiness. She's now a counselor to inner-city youth and feels no regrets.
Twelve years ago, a man contracted a severe form of arthritis. He was in bed for a year, but the disease strengthened his immune system and he recovered. Although he has been HIV-positive for ten years, his strong immune system has protected him from any T-cell decrease or the onset of AIDS. He is alive and loving life.
A woman who had a car accident met her husband while recovering in the hospital.
After spending most of his adult life working as an electronic specialist for a major corporation, a man lost his job when the company closed down. He moved to Prescott, Arizona and started a home-security alarm business. Today he makes a lot more money and prefers his life in the quiet, mountain town.
Don’t try to second-guess the Universe. Things often happen because they are destined to happen--to get us from here to there, so we can resolve our karma and fulfill our dharma--our earthly purpose.