Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
No one wishes for misfortune to befall them, it simply does. It is inescapable. To go through life without a spot of difficulty would be truly miraculous. The only thing we can do to stay on our feet is remaining aware of the possibilities. The most dangerous strike is one that you do not see coming.
I believe when something happens that is outside of our control we must grit our teeth and push through it. There may be wounds, there may be scars but as long as you are alive there is a tomorrow. And tomorrow holds as much promise for happiness as it does distress.