I just came across a write up from someone who didn't win a million dollars in a contest and was eventually relieved about it. She realized she would have missed out on all the good things in her life right now. I found it very inspiring because, like her, I also have never won a million dollars.
"We are so blessed in life without seeing it. The universe has quite the sense of humour and uses a sick way of unfolding things in ways that make us feel defeated or that we've lost something when in reality our "loss" is really a catalyst to something greater." -SaFire
I found the words to be very true.