If joy is gold, grief is silver. But we tend to be as unaware of the value of our “blues” as the 19th-century prospectors were about the value of blue sand. When we’re struck by grief, is the main point to “beat” this mood that seems to be clogging the works so that we can get back to a happy, productive life? Maybe sometimes. But always we can find a profound source of gratefulness right within grief itself.