"why let negativity seep into our hearts especially when we don't know the long-term results of current events? Why do so many people get worked up, assuming everything is going against them when actually obstacles may be blessings n disguise? Since human beings cannot know the beginning from the end, wisdom dictates that they reframe the events of life into a positive mindset, empowering themselves to see the opportunities in every challenge, rather than just the challenges in every opportunity. The following fable teaches this lesson well:
A farmer had only one horse. One day, his horse ran away.
All the neighbors came by saying, "I'm so sorry. This is such bad news. You must be so upset." The man just said, " We'll see."
A few days later, his horse came back with twenty wild horses. The man and his son corralled all twenty-one horse.
All the neighbors came by saying, "Congratulations! This is such good news. You must be so happy! The man just said, "We'll see."
One of the wild horses kicked the man's only son breaking both his legs.
All the neighbors came by saying, "I'm so sorry. This is such bad news. You must b o upset. "The man just said, "We'll see."
The country went to war and every able-bodied young man was drafted to fight. The war was terrible and killed every young man, but the farmer's son was spared since his broken legs prevented him from being drafted.
All the neighbors came by saying "Congratulations! This is such good news. You must be so happy! The man just said "We'll see."
When you choose to have a positive attitude, there will be people who will mock you. Don't pay any attention, learn the lessons and keep moving on. Negative people think everything has been handed to you, however they don't know your story. They don't realize that everyone has had their share of heartaches and obstacles. However, " It's the winners in life who understand they don't make the rules in life but learn to apply the rules in in their favor in order to win." -Woodward.