I came across a poem created by John Maxwell that may help when dealing with difficult issues. It somewhat changes the way you look at problems.
Predictors – helping to mold our future.
Reminders – showing us that we cannot succeed alone.
Opportunities – pulling us out of ruts and prompting us to think creatively.
Blessings – opening doors we would otherwise not go through.
Lessons – providing instruction with each new challenge.
Everywhere – telling us that no one is excluded from difficulties.
Messages – warning us about potential disaster.
Solvable – reminding us that every problem has a solution.