“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” is a famous expression. At least in my childhood it was. I think it points to the fact that we are each given blessings and challenges, we get to choose which we focus on. We all know folks who can’t seem to catch a break in life; or so it may appear. Perhaps what they perceived as hardships and disappointments were really opportunities to change their way of thinking, and they chose to stay on their path.
The book Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell, examines the parable of a man who sold his land so he could travel and explore to find the riches he believed he needed for happiness. Later he learned that the farmer who bought his land happened upon a diamond in the bed of the stream flowing through the property. The farmer became wealthy beyond measure; the previous landowner and explorer never found his treasure.
Know you are blessed