Our attitude toward life is something we get to choose. All around us events happen that we have very little control over. Water heaters can stop working on the Saturday before Christmas. A leak in your roof can ruin an inside wall of your new home that you’ve only lived in for a little over a year. Okay, so these are a couple of the biggies that hit our family this December, but you know what? Crap happens all the time. Once we get over these hurdles, there will be new ones facing us. Do you want to know the secret to getting through it all? Be positive. It’s that simple. No it doesn’t fix the water heater or the wall, but focusing on the all the things going right in your life does help minimize the stress. It even helps you laugh in the face of it all, which in the end, is what you sometimes need most. Even if your world really is crumbling all around you, still take a moment to assess your blessings. Your crumbled world will still be there, but a positive mentality can do so much more than one wallowed in nothing but negative thoughts. Remember: no matter what it is, this too shall pass. Have a happy New Year!