I have heard this question asked when facing painful experiences. My answer is always, why not? This is the harsh reality and I in no way want to seem heartless. I think that when we realize that it is not personal, even when it feels that way, we can take a bit of space needed when in the midst of a difficult situation.
After settling into what challenges you have been presented with, then you have a choice on how you want to live life. In my work I meet many people that are living with cancer and other serious challenges.
I see the difference in those who live an attitude of empowerment and those who live as a victim of their circumstances.
Viktor Frankl spent 3 years in various concentration camps during World War II. We can learn from his inspiring words: Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
No matter what we are living through, there is always choice in the attitude we bring to our day. Embrace each day as best you can and you will be surprised at how life unfolds.
Let me know in the comments below how you view the challenges in your life?