When you are dealing with a bad situation, thinking positive is not the first thing that comes to mind.
I usually ask why is this happening? Why do I have to go through this? Why do we have to suffer? I ask it for my family and friends too.
Everything happens for a reason, is what I hear. And most of the time something good comes later.
So I try to put a positive spin on negative events - it could be worse or at least this is good.
And I pray to be able to accept what happens.
It's still hard.