"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
~Frank Lloyd Wright
Your attitude is not determined by circumstances, but by how you respond to your circumstances. You can respond positively or negatively to any situation. It's how you respond to events, not the events themselves that determines your attitude. Any challenge facing you is not as important as your attitude towards it, for that will determine your success or failure. You are more important than any of your challenges. If you focus on the problems, you get more problems. If you focus on how awesome life is, you get more awesome-ness. It is all based on your attitude.
An attitude of gratitude makes way for much latitude. Watch what happens when you count your blessings rather than problems.
Affirmation: I am gratefully blessed that I have an attitude of gratitude!