I believe that everything is either a gift or a test. If something positive happens to us, we feel happy and grateful. If something negative happens, we tend to question why, and stress ourselves out by worrying about the outcome. Over a period of many years, I have come to completely trust that we have guides, angels and loved ones in Spirit who are watching over us, providing us with the lessons that we need to learn in order to advance spiritually.
If something happens that we perceive as negative, we can always ook at it from a different perspective. Something may happen to us in order to give us the strength and the tools to be of service to other people. If I am running late and there is a traffic jam, I know that I am either being spared from an unfortunate event or that I need to learn to be more patient and stay in the present moment. There may be something I need to hear on the radio that I would have missed had I left the house on time.
I believe that we are all here to learn and to grow spiritually. Sometimes the greatest lessons are learned by overcoming a so-called problem, getting to the other side of it, and realizing that it was for our highest good. The best learning comes from personal experience, and from personal experience comes growth and the ability to be of service to other people.