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My daughter came into the living room all excited and I asked the reason for her excitement considering the fact that she had just been grounded from normal privileges like watching TV or playing games on her iPad for being naughty.

"Mum, how long am I grounded for?" she asked

"Two more hours." I replied.

"I think I'm going to go to the backyard and play after my time out." She said excitedly. "It looks really beautiful outside." She added.

That little conversation with my daughter got me thinking. Amidst her punishment she was still able to see through to a brighter end to her day.

My daughter overlooked a current situation of being grounded and was making plans for a more beautiful time after her time out. Can we as adults even through our difficulties see past our problems into a brighter future?

There are so many situations that we experience in life that makes us wonder if there is still some light at the end of the tunnel. It may seem as if it's a never ending series of dilemmas and disappointments.

How do you see your situation? When you look at that problem, what do you see? Do you see a big barrier. If you do see a barrier, are you making plans on how to demolish it. Do you see roadblocks that you feel are too enormous and you just decide you want to give up?

Wouldn't it be amazing if we have a life free of worries and difficulties? That's actually wishful thinking as we are bound to experience some roadblocks in life.

Any unpleasant situation we go through is only preparing us for an opportunity to experience the happiness of overcoming.

Challenges in life is an opportunity for us to prevail. You Struggle through the hardships in order to enjoy the reward of victory.

You could actually make the light at the end of that tunnel a possibility by striving and working hard with vigorous determination.

Again let me ask, When you look at your situation, what do you see?

Only you have the power to change your situation. You do not have to be the best, you only have to try your best in every of your endeavors.

A bad situation or a day gone bad does not have to affect the rest of your week or your month or the rest of your life.

Whatever life throws at you is shaping you for the strong person that you will become. Disappointment is bound to come at one point or the other in our lives but it does not have to define our future.

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