The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. (William Arthur Ward, 20th century American inspirational writer)

It’s curious, isn’t it, how differently people respond to a common event? As Ward implies, such differences may simply be because of a person’s personality traits. It’s like the old adage about seeing a cup half full or half empty. Perhaps, to paraphrase Nike, “Just drink it!” Maybe we should not respond emotionally but rather take advantage of the opportunities before us.

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.  (Philippians 4:12)