A fellow Hill Country resident, hey? Isn't it beautiful here?
Here are some pertinent thoughts from Mercola on positive outlook I found today:
If you tend to focus on pain, misery and grief, you will tend to experience and attract more of that into your life. Alternatively, if you keep your focus on what you want to experience and put some energy into healthy lifestyle choices, your body really doesn't have much of a choice. Before you know it you will start to feel much better.
Quite simply, it's one of the most amazing and remarkable transformations that you could possibly imagine.
If allowing your body to heal itself by resolving your emotional conflicts is as intriguing to you as it is to me, please do read through the PDF file above. It's a fascinating read!
Also, remember that you can get a better handle on your emotions and pain, including the stress from unexpected tragedies, by learning the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), my most highly recommended energy psychology tool.
One of my other favorite strategies is to focus on W. Clement Stone's strategy. He was the most financially successful student of Napoleon Hill and was a billionaire in Chicago. He died at 100 years old a few years ago. He was fond of taking the position of an "inverse paranoid". He firmly believed that most of the negative events that occur in your life can be viewed from the perspective of life trying to teach you something that will ultimately improve you.
Sounds like a simple and perhaps naive approach, but it has powerful potential to transform many of the negative consequences that some of life's events will throw at you.