I've written about this many times before, but it is something I appreciate even more as time goes on.
I absolutely believe that what seems to be a bad experience can truly be a blessing in disguise or what I like to call a happy accident.
This year has been full of opportunities to find the good in even the most trying of circumstances.
Everything from having a serious health condition discovered during a hospital visit for something completely unrelated, to a severe hailstorm that uncovered a much larger issue with my roof. Both of which can now be easily managed and/or resolved without further damage.
Honestly, when things like that first occur, I feel frustrated and vulnerable. But as soon as I can begin to look at the situation a little differently, I can see that there is a positive aspect to whatever has happened.
Not only does it make me feel better, but the solution comes much quicker. I often forget that the best answer will present itself when I can release the negativity that I am feeling.
Somehow, it is easier to think of the worst-case scenario instead of letting the universe surprise and delight me.
Albert Einstein said it best - "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."