my dad is a truly extraordinary man. i'm sure he's given me lots of advice over the years but this is one quote that has always stuck with me. he told me this after my first boyfriend broke up with me.
"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. " -Anon