Life is very much like this picture; full of beauty while at the same time full of thorns.
What did you see first when you looked at the photo? Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Is your glass half full or half empty?
How happy or troubled we are is often in our attitude. Life is both happy and full of problems. The optimist and the pessimist are both technically correct. However, it is our attitudes which makes the difference in how we feel and respond to ourselves and others.
It can even affect how we respond to God. God is not our problem. We are! He can help us change our attitude and find more beauty and happiness in every situation. (Photographer unknown)