The one good thing I am finding about a layoff is that it is a time when a person can reinvent themselves and create a totally new path or career. Normally a layoff can make a person sad, but if you are one of the more resourceful people in the world, this can be an open door to something completely new.
Now we all know that starting over may not be easy, but it is possible to turn a bad situation in to something awesome. Remember, when you are down there is no where to go but up. Create a new career, create a new company or create a new product. No matter what, it is up to you. The world is yours to do whatever it is you choose. Create your own path and turn an ending into a new beginning.