“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

Sometimes, in life, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the bad things that happen to us. While it can be tough to challenge the negative thoughts, it’s important to try and remember that negative experiences also serve a purpose in our lives — even if it isn’t always obvious at first.

When we view every occurrence, whether negative or positive, as an opportunity to learn and grow, then we make the most out of what happens in life, rather than dwelling in the past or living in the negative.