Matters leading to sadness fall into two categories: matters that can be corrected and matters that cannot.
If something can be done to correct a situation, why feel sad? Simply take action to correct the matter!
On the other hand, if nothing can be done, what gain is there in feeling sad? Sadness will not improve matters. It is wiser to accept what cannot be changed.
(Pele Yoatz: atzvus; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, pp.179-80)
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