I believe it depends how you look at it.
The day that seems, on the surface, to be the very worst day can be full of blessings and the one that looks the best can hinge on a single disappointment.
Abundance can look like ashes and ashes like abundance, depending on one's perspective. And I believe we get to choose.
Please know that I am not disqualifying circumstance here, instead I am suggesting that we get to choose how we respond to circumstance. I believe that joy is a choice, also gratitude, bounty, blessing, and possibility. and if you don't see it, turn things over and over again, tilt it this way and that, go upside down if you have to. it all depends how you look at it.
Days are hard, I know. Heck, years are hard and whole lives are hard but this is it, people. This is life, in all of its glory and all of its hard and I choose to search - far, wide, deep, upside down, wherever I have to search, and some days I have to search hard - to see abundance, to find gratitude, to look upon the goodness and the light, to go to bed at night thinking my cup overflows. and if you look at it that way, it does.