"Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." Even if someday it doesn't make perfect sense, it happened for a reason.
Thick & Thin questions: great strategy for teaching students that have difficulty with answering questions! I find these thin an thick questions valuable for my grade 2 class. It helps students really think deeply about a topic.