I was just listening to a track called "It's a Great Day to Be Alive". And even though today had elements of difficulty, sitting here now, I still think that it's a great day to be alive, regardless of the challenges that presented themselves.
Everything is a reflection. The only person you have any power to change is yourself.
Max the Medicine Man reminded me quite often that challenges are not challenges. Difficulties are not difficult. They're all just opportunities to discover our own Buddhahood.
"Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. no matter what happens." - Nichiren Daishonin