The Universe is the ultimate balancer, protector and guide.
The Universe has a way of removing all that is not for us and maintaining/presenting what is for us. We must take the time to understand and be able to differentiate what we should hold onto versus what we should let go. There will come a time (countless times, actually) where one will realize that something seems “lost” to them – a friend, opportunity, job, significant other, etc. But, have you realized how things have improved for you going forward? Maybe that “great” opportunity have an even better one come after it. Perhaps you thought that you’d be happy with the job/house/car/situation/person/self if you were to do _____, but the Universe said otherwise.