In life we often mistake misfortune for a bad thing. If not for failure we would never grow, never understand what the right choice could be and never realize our potential. I think you might like this video it shows the power of the human spirit and the brilliance of our own creativity.
In the restaurant business we face these failures everyday, it is only the intrepid that charge forward and bring new life to something that just did not make it past the cut. Just maybe that was your destiny anyway, we are all in a place of our own making.
Maybe its time for you to make lemonade or the greatness that was meant to be you.