Found this in Ross. I believe it speaks for most of us out there.
Our Pilgrim life is a remarkable combination of palms growing in the sun and willows drooping alongside the brook. In the providence of God our smiles and sighs, our pleasures and pains, our triumphs and tears are intermingled. All our joy is touched with pain.
–Dr. Herbert Lockyer, pg.60, All The Holy Days and Holidays, Meditation for Palm Sunday