Yet another re-write. Hopefully, this one flows a little better, with a little less drama. The take away needs to be that this is like exercising your misfortune muscle. You really don't want to wait until you need it to see if you are strong enough.
"We should remind our spirits all the time that they love things that will leave - no, better, things that are already leaving. You possess whatever is given by Fortune without a guarantor." (Seneca – Consolation to Marcia)