“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.”— William Penn
It is easy to discount the positive while we’re experiencing an unpleasant event in our lives. However, it is okay to look at both the positive and negative side of things. The negative side of things can be a learning experience and an opportunity for personal growth. It is normal to experience anger, grief and frustration during an unpleasant event. We shouldn’t deny and push down our emotions about an unpleasant event that causes a normal reaction to things. When counting our blessing, our attention is refocused on something that brings happiness to us once again. We have no control over when an unpleasant event occurs, but we do have control over where we can place our attention whether that is on our blessings or on our troubles.