“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

~Groucho Marx via Andrew Johnson

Sometimes things feel so bad we don’t always appreciate that we have a choice but we do if we give ourselves a chance. Step back, breathe and embrace yourself with compassion as you would a friend.