Job curses the day he was born. His life has become so wretched, he thinks it would be better if he had died at birth. I wonder what would have happened if Job went to his mother with his feelings? I'm guessing that she would remind him how blessed she was to be his mother. She would have told him how much joy he brought to her life, and how she couldn't imagine life without him. She would have lifted his spirits.
One more thing: Pre-teens and teens are prone to this same sort of morose thinking. Sometimes life gets so hard for them, they don't feel like they do anything right. Even your fun-loving, involved teen may have negative feelings about themselves. This is our chance, as moms, to remember to lift up our children and remind them what a joy and blessing they are to us. We all have times when we feel like Job, but knowing someone thinks the world is a better place because you are in it can turn your whole day around.
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for my precious children. Help me to be sensitive to their feelings and moods, even when I'm tired of the emotional roller-coaster. May I always remind them of my love, and teach them about your love for them. In Jesus name, Amen. St. Wenceslaus, pray for me.