Often we believe that good things happen and bad things happen and our response is what it is. In reality, many things happen to us and we can consider multiple perspectives to view that reality and choose a perspective that serves us well.
This DOES NOT mean we pretend that bad things don’t happen, put a spin on the bad things that happen, or ignore our negative emotions. These strategies are counter-productive according to the positive psychology research. What does work is noticing that there are multiple perspectives and choosing a perspective that serves us.
Here is a short story of how I practiced this and turned one of my worst morning’s ever into one of my best morning’s ever, simply by shifting my perspective.