There are always events happening that are outside of our control, outside of what we desire; even outside of the window of what we had planned for. It's a good idea to consider how we prepare ourselves; how we respond to surprises; and how we talk to ourselves and others when those moments are upon us.
Listen: it makes us no less spiritual when we have those moments where we scream, or cry, or throw something across the (hopefully otherwise empty) room. We need to be able to react that way.
But we can't live in the tantrum. That's the only trick of it. We have to be able to find our way to living with the new set of circumstances--yes, even though we didn't choose them; even though they may be uncomfortable, or may be something other than what we really want.
An important part of the work that we do here, during this lifetime, is in managing the best we are able with the resources that we have within the current circumstances. So yes--sometimes the world seems to be a rainy afternoon at the bottom of a hill in the dog park. When that's your experience, acknowledge it, experience your feelings, look for something--one thing--positive, and move on.
Just remember: it's all right. You're all right. And one day (possibly not today or tomorrow, but hopefully soon), this will be a very funny story that you tell all your friends and loved ones. For today, just take a minute to go for a walk, or sit down with a cup of something nice. Or try to meditate. (I can help you with that in February.)
Whatever you choose, I look forward to seeing you soon.