It's easier to complain than to be appreciative. I am working on living more in the moment and to focus on being more thankful for where I am in life. We don't need to look very hard to find people hurting and in despair and that should make us realize we aren't alone in feeling out of sorts sometimes. Many live circumstances far worse than ours.The choice is often in seeing the glass half full instead of half empty which is all perspective. Surprises that at first seem to deliberately derail us can end up being fortunate circumstance so why assume the negative position at first.
In an attempt to control our environment we do not welcome the unexpected and so possessing the flexibility of adaptation becomes our best tool. Afterwards we perhaps find the silver lining somewhere should it exist and, if not, worse case we have learned a lesson.