Ever since my semi-disabling injury in 2004, I've had to learn to live with pain. It's not fun, but one can cope if one tries (with the help of medication from time to time). If one allows the dark things to so cloud one's outlook that one stops looking for the sun, one's life will be lived in a state of perpetual twilight - and that's no fun for anyone, particularly those who care about us.
I found this video clip to be a good reminder of that truth. It's of a kitten who was born without a pelvis or rear legs. Since Anakin never knew what he was missing, he's adapted quite well to life with only two front legs. He's as happy playing with his toys as any 'normal' kitten.
There's a lesson there for all of us . . .