“Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.” –Ken Keyes
I also believe that happiness is not a matter of what happens in your life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.
“It’s not happening TO me, it’s happening FOR me.” –Unknown
I believe it is often wise to view life’s experiences–especially those that feel negative at the time–and “setbacks” with the attitude that there is a lesson to be learned and that is a gift from life to us, but I also believe that not everything necessarily is worth the price paid.
For example, sometimes the death of a beloved child or spouse seems to be nothing but terrible, or that the tragedy and depth of the pain greatly outweigh the lessons to be learned.
Perhaps I have just not come far enough spiritually to better understand such things.
Maybe I never will.