On Sukkot, we read Megillat Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) about "vanity of vanities; all is vanity"--everything is temporal in this world and seems meaningless. Yet in what we perceive as meaningless, there is truly so much meaning when we understand the bigger picture of what is happening to us and perhaps why.
G-d works in mysterious ways and bad things can and do turn into good things too. ;-)
(Source Photo of Photo: Andy Blumenthal)