The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore, guard accordingly.

Marcus Antoninus

Each life experience is important to our personhood. The smallest event can create unhappiness if you focus only on the negative. Some of us pick up only on the bad and forget to look at the good in situations. With each new experience we begin to feel more depressed because of our inability to see the positive side. Perhaps we need to begin to learn how to “flip the coin.” For every negative thought that we experience, make an effort to see a positive side. The positive is there, we are just not seeking it out. Our thoughts make us who we are. If all we ever focus on are bad feelings, then we will suffer. We can control our thoughts, but it will take conscious effort on our part. Our well-being is worth the effort.