No matter how much you try to stay encouraged at some point in life, you will be greeted with some type of sorrow or pain. When those moments arise never allow yourself to depend on another human being to lift you up. We must begin to encourage ourselves. As hard as it may seem at that moment trust me it does give you a slight lift, and then begin to look to our heavenly Father to comfort you heart. Read your word with the expectation of receiving and he will supply your needs. He may not restore right at that very moment but if you keep your eyes open and concentrate on God you will see your situation turn around. Be encouraged today as I encourage myself!!!