We never know exactly when they will come or what they will look like, but life has a this really (un)predictable way of throw us some curveballs when we least expect them. How you prepare for them and how you handle them when they arrive are things that you can work on though. So what do you do?
Think back on your life and remember all the bumps in the road that you experienced so far. Hopefully there aren't too many. The point is you're still here. You're still moving forward. No matter how bleak the event in your life may have been, you made it through in one way or another. Our ability to adapt is really amazing and it's something that we have to be able to tap into.
My daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac and now we have to banish gluten from both my and her mother's household. We have to reconfigure how we eat and what we cook and don't cook. Not a huge thing in the grander scheme of things. It is however a big change for us personally. I like to look at the bright side. The good news is that we now know what was wrong with our daughter and are taking corrective steps to fix it.
Adaptability. It all comes back to that. If the diagnosis for her had been worse, we would have dealt with that too. My goal is to not let the situation (curveball) mire me in a cycle of 'I can't believe this is happening,' since that doesn't do anybody any good.
Regardless of what you are going through, know that you are not alone and you will get through it. Others have and you have gotten through things in your past as well. Take solace from that and always move forward.