'Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; it's your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savour all the good ones.' ~C. Joybell
Sometimes it's our attitude that can make all the difference. The following story sums it all up. A man was travelling from one town to another when he met an old man sitting on a rock at the side of the road. Wanting to know about the people in the town he was travelling to, he stopped and asked the old man, "What are the people like in the next town?" The old man looked up and asked, "How did you find the people in the town from which you came?" The traveller answered, "Oh they were wonderful, kind, courteous and friendly." The old man said, "Well you will find the people the very same in the next town."
The same day another traveller met the same old man and with the same question. The old man looked up and asked. "How did you find the people in the town from which you came?" The traveller answered, "Oh they were terrible, the meanest, most unfriendly people that you could meet." The old man looked at him and said, "I'm afraid you will find the people the very same in the next town."
As we know so much depends on our attitude and a question from the story is: Do I gravitate towards the good and positive or do I gravitate towards the negative and bad news?