Restore to me the joy of being saved, and grant me the strength of a generous spirit.  – Ps 51:14

Reflection.  Sadness can always be traced to some cause.  Find the cause, and try to eliminate it from your life.  Some things may have to be accepted as unavoidable unhappiness, and everything else can be tweaked and changed for the better.  Count your blessings, and all will be well.

Prayer.  Help me, Lord, to be more courageous when I want to give up and run away.